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So many 256-color schemes merely shift the palette around, displaying only 8
colors (even though they're a *different* set of 8 colors than default).
This scheme is more detailed than that.
Your eyes will learn to pick up on subtler patterns without requiring as
much from your conscious mind. Instead of the goal being merely looking
cool, the goal is to maximize info bandwidth from the computer to the brain.
The regexes, for example, are much easier to pick out. The overall feel of a
given file becomes much more intuitively recognizeable (you'll know you're
in foo.rb, not bar.rb, without having to read any text). Certain bits will
"pop" into being the right colors, such as the difference between
"RUBY_VERISON" and "RUBY_VERSION", or # encoding: utf-8
// 256 Color Requirement
If you aren't getting 256 colors, you aren't getting detailed.vim.
Typically, you'll have to make sure your `$TERM` variable is set right. This
can get un-set by some programs, such as tmux. So you can force it to
something like:
export TERM=screen-256color
# or:
export TERM=xterm-256color
If these are unavailable on the target system, you might have to place a
terminfo file in `~/.terminfo/` -or- you can be totally gross and force it
with `:set &t_Co=256` in vim. But don't be gross. It's uncouth.
// Download
If using Pathogen,
cd ~/.vim/bundle && git clone
If using no vim plugin manager:
mkdir -p ~/.vim/colors/ && cd $_ && wget
// Setup
In your ~/.vimrc (or ~/.vim/plugin/colorscheme.vim if you like to organize):
colo detailed
This enables it globally. If you want to just do it for a trial, as long as
you have done one of the steps in the "Download" section, above, you can do:
vim foo.rb +colo\ detailed
Or, from within vim:
:colo detailed
// Language Support So Far
- Ruby: 113 details detailed.
- C: 12 details detailed.
- Go: 10 details detailed.
- Diff: 10 details detailed.
- Javascript: 4 details detailed.
- Vim: 4 details detailed.
# rking/vim-detailed open issues
13 More troubleshooting help? 3
11 Smart Here-docs 1
9 Detail Python [actual-user-request] 4
7 Handle t_Co != 256
6 Pygments Companion
3 Distinguish Foo and Bar of "class Foo < Bar"
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