Ever so often, as I have mentioned before, I lose myself in trying to find new ways of working and doing my daily tasks. One such digression is the topic of editors. I mainly use GNU Emacs for development and other major tasks, for everything else I use Vim.

Vim is quick to start, capable, good looking and easy to use, contrary to other vi implementations. (Most notably nvi, which I hate with a passion!) Today I found a neat colorscheme that works well on terminals with a black background. It’s called ‘advantage’ and is available from the Vim Color Scheme Test.

To install, download advantage.vim and copy it to your /usr/share/vim/vim71/colors/ directory. Then open a C source file in vim and type :colorscheme advantage to activate it.

Thank you Shan Leung Maverick Woo! :-)