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colors in vi

On Sun, Jun 02, 2002 at 10:28:35PM +0000, dan moylan wrote:
> have recently installed rh7.3 and find that vi displays
> text in a variety of colors which i find particularly
> unhelpful.  it also highlights certain words, in a not
> terribly obvious fashion, to no obvious purpose, a
> feature which i neither need nor desire.
> how do i defeat these gratuitous annoyances?

    :syntax off

You can put it in your ~/.vimrc (without the colon) to make it sticky. You
might even find the logic there that that's turning it on in the first

Nathan Meyers
nmeyers at

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