Getting colors to work for ls and vim on Solaris 11

By | April 22, 2013

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 🙂