I am under Ubuntu 11.04 and when I type vim -v in the shell I get this:

 version 7.3.35  

First, I want to say that I don't see any file called vimrc under my home folder. Is this normal behavior? I just see one in /etc/vim

I have added colors delek at the end of the mentioned vimrc file (and I have d*elek.vim* in /usr/share/vim/vim73/colors) but when I restart vim, I don't see that scheme.

What am I missing here?

1 Answer 1


Yes that is normal, and you can create the .vimrc file yourself (remember the '.' at the beginning of the file). You can add any VIM options to this file, and there are many guides online for things you can add/do to tweak your .vimrc for a specific use.

  • But, why wouldn't I see the colors scheme if I add in the that other vimrc file?
    – Nobita
    Apr 13, 2012 at 15:26
  • Check this answer out: askubuntu.com/questions/60041/… Apr 13, 2012 at 15:30
  • I changed /etc/vim/vimrc as the answer suggested and I still can't see the colorscheme.
    – Nobita
    Apr 13, 2012 at 15:32
  • you could also try putting the colorscheme file in ~/.vim (that's where I save mine). Apr 13, 2012 at 17:33

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