Colors in VIM

Brian McCann bjm1287 at
Mon Feb 2 11:53:44 PST 2004

Actually...I was beginning to wonder the same thing when I saw someone
else's example.  I'm just using SSH to connect, so I'm obviously not in
X, but my TERM variable is "xterm".  I had problems with this a while
ago too.  What should this be set to in order to get colors in just a


-----Original Message-----
From: Khairil Yusof [mailto:kaeru at] 
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 1:24 PM
To: Brian McCann
Cc: questions at
Subject: RE: Colors in VIM

On Mon, 2004-02-02 at 13:07 -0500, Brian McCann wrote:

> That gave me B&W highlighting...getting closer. :)

What's your env variable for TERM? 
Is it xterm-color? (assuming you're in X, not in console)

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