Fixing vim editor for dark backgrounds so comments are not dark blue | MyThinkPond

vim_logoHere is a simple command that can fix your vim editor for dark backgrounds so that your comments are not showing up in dark blue (unreadable).

Example screenshot:


The temporary fix is to run the following command in the vim editor:

:set background=dark

instead of

:set background=light

The permanent fix for this is to add the command inside $HOME/.vimrc file

 set background=dark 

Please note that when you’re adding the property into the .vimrc file, you do not need to prefix it with “:”


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About Venkatt Guhesan
Enterprise Software Architect currently working at DataDirect Networks developing a highly scalable monitoring solution called DDN Insight. My passions include all things Open Source including Linux (CentOS, Red Hat, Gentoo, Open Stack, Docker & Ubuntu), embedded ARM processors and microcontrollers (Arduino, UDOO, Cubieboard, BeagleBoard, OnionIO, TI's Zigbee). Coming from an Electrical and Computer Engineering background, working in developing and designing enterprise - distributed, highly scalable software requires a unique set of software skills with a good understanding of the hardware. This makes his work challenging and interesting. In his free time, he spends his time with his family and two children. He also enjoys researching on topics including - world ancient history and yoga. Visit the 'About' section for more details.
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