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Vim Color Editor HOW-TO (Vi Improved with syntax color highlighting)

Al Dev (Alavoor Vasudevan)

v17.2, 28 June 2001

This document is a guide to quickly setting up the Vim color editor on Linux or Unix systems. The information here will improve the productivity of programmers because the Vim editor supports syntax color highlighting and bold fonts, improving the "readability" of program code. A programmer's productivity improves 2 to 3 times with a color editor like Vim. The information in this document applies to all operating sytems where Vim works, such as Linux, Windows 95/NT, Apple Mac, IBM OSes, VMS, BeOS and all flavors of Unix like Solaris, HPUX, AIX, SCO, Sinix, BSD, Ultrix etc.. (it means almost all operating systems on this planet!)

1. Introduction

2. Install Vim on Microsoft Windows 95/NT

3. Setup gvim init files

4. Color Syntax init files

5. VIM Usage

6. Vi companions

7. Online VIM help

8. Vim Home page and Vim links

9. Vim Tutorial

10. Vi Tutorial

11. Vim Reference Card

12. Related URLs

13. Other Formats of this Document

14. Copyright Notice

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