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Whenever I use a CentOS System, there's always a pleasant configuration of vim which mainly does the following:

  • Remembering position of closed files
  • Colour mode (!!!)
  • Bash has colours

There's lots more, just not something i can recall on the spot.

Then, i go to ubuntu and its all black and white, no nice vim config etc. I have to use Ubuntu, and I hate ubuntu because of this.

I know I can all configure it by myself, so my question is: How can I configure the Ubuntu system to behave (aesthetically) like CentOS?

PS to future self: I will be stoned to death for asking such a question.

  • Two probable causes: a) in Ubuntu you are using vi or vim-minimal, not vim-enhanced; b) you have to tweak 1. the default vimrc for system-wide configuration 2. ~/.vimrc for your personal use. This question fits better in the SuperUser or Unix&Linux sites. – dawud Jun 12 '14 at 20:16
  • @dawud i have vim/vim-enhanced. – code ninja Jun 12 '14 at 20:21
  • Then, b). There are literally tons of enhancements, plugins, themes and whatnot to improve your user experience in vim. You can just copy-paste your config from the CentOS box. – dawud Jun 12 '14 at 20:25

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