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colors in vi

| 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?

If you're running vi in an xterm,  you  can  disable  the  colors  by
running "xterm -cm". This will fix the problem for all appps that try
to generate unreadable color combinations.   I've  noticed  the  bold
highlighting, too, but I haven't yet discovered how to turn it off.

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