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Tech Tip: Some Useful Vim Options

Jul 28, 2009, 15:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Giovanni Torres)

"Global options for vim are enabled in the vimrc file, which may be located in /etc or /etc/vim, depending on the distribution you are using. Note that the vimrc file uses a double quotation mark (") to start a comment.

"You may find some or all of the following options useful, simply copy and paste them into your vimrc file:

syntax on            " Turn on syntax highlighting
                     " (makes code and config files more readable)
set background=dark  " If using a dark background, instead of the
                     " usual white background in Terminal
                     " (makes darker colors brighter)

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