I have a textmate color theme I really like this, But I am a hardcore vim user. Is there an easy (painless) way for me to use this color scheme with vim?

  • and which is the textmate theme you really like? your link to the about site of railscast does not provide anything .. usefull towards your theme, does it? or do you mean the media.railscasts.com/resources/textmate_theme.zip ?
    – akira
    Jun 26, 2010 at 6:27
  • Yes. sorry about the bad link.
    – machinaut
    Jun 27, 2010 at 18:45

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There are a lot of textmate color schemes for textmate in vim. Maybe you can find someone who already implemented it.

Searching in google for textmate theme vim, the first result is:

A GUI only color scheme based on the Railscasts TextMate theme.

Is this theme (Railcasts theme) what you're looking for?

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  • This was the scheme I wanted. I guess the other answer in here is that there is no easy way to convert textmate->vim themes. Just do it manually I suppose.
    – machinaut
    Jun 28, 2010 at 13:15

You can convert any Textmate color scheme to vim by using coloration.

  • gem install coloration
    – slf
    Nov 4, 2011 at 15:11

The default syntax highlighting in the Janus distro of VIM is what you are looking for. I explain how to download it in my Textmate to VIM guide

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