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My current VIMRC contains the below. I am using the correct colorscheme but it is not accepting my changes for the terminal search highlighting. If I input the :hi command by hand it works. Do I need to use some kind of precursor to hi? set does not work.

" Syntax highlight
if &t_Co >= 256 || has("gui_running")
    colorscheme vividchalk
    hi Search cterm=NONE ctermfg=grey ctermbg=blue

marked as duplicate by Martin Tournoij Sep 16 '15 at 14:25

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