Daily Archives: April 22, 2013

Getting colors to work for ls and vim on Solaris 11

Just some quick notes, for myself and in case someone else ever wants this. In this day and age, I hate having to setup color on terminals ….colors make things very easy to see, quickly. So here are my notes so i don’t have to go spend time figuring it out yet again lol.

in your .profile or .bashrc

export TERM=xtermc
alias ls="/usr/gnu/bin/ls -lah --color=auto"

in your .vimrc

syntax on
set showmatch
set bg=dark
set incsearch
set tabstop=4
set shiftwidth=4
set expandtab
set bs=2

bs=2 makes your backspace erase instead of inserting weird chars
syntax=on will enable color
the rest of it is just my personal settings in vim 🙂