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I was wondering if someone could assist me in installing a color scheme for VIM? I literally have spent all day yesterday and this morning trying to figure it out. I am using a shell-client (ubuntu) to access my school's unix server. I have a very general idea of how to work in a shell but it is still new to me.

I will post a link to what I am trying to install and thank you in advance for your assistance:


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Colors are easy to customize in VIM.

Download your file into the folder in the vim hierarchy colors as (using your example)


Add an entry in your vimrc or gvimrc file similar to:

source $VIM\vimfiles\colors\vim-gotham.vim

I placed the source command as the last entry in mine.

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