Text color schemes always attract Command line users. Vi is one of the most popular and powerful command line text editor. Every linux user is fan of this text editor.

Syntax coloring makes your code look nice and as well improves the readability of your code. coloring of various parts of the code according to the syntax of the language in which code is written always fascinates.

VIM( Vi IMproved ), just like other text editors offers you various color schemes. You can set the color scheme of your choice and start coding.

To change the color scheme of your VIM text editor in Ubuntu-like distros, follow these steps.

1) Open your VIM configuration file with write access.

sudo vi /etc/vim/vimrc

2) Add this line to the end of the file

colorscheme delek

And see the difference.

This is how delek colorscheme looks like

Note: Make sure that Syntax highlighting is on

Here, delek is the name of the color scheme. You can choose various color schemes of your choice.

To see all the installed color schemes, type this in Command Mode.

:colorscheme <TAB>

Keep pressing TAB and you will be able to list all the color schemes available in your system.

Give colors to your code and keep coding!
You can Comment the name of the color scheme you like most.


Rohan Jaswal

Software Engineer at Goldcast. Playing around with Python, Java and stuff!