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Hello I am writing code using vi (which is /usr/bin/vim in GNU/Linux). It puts too many colors (especially when I put a comment with "#").

Please let me know following:

1) Is there a way to not show colors in VI?

2) Is there a better VI which doesn't put strain on eyes?

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Turn off syntax highlighting.

:syntax off

Alternatively, adjust the color scheme. (https://vi.stackexchange.com/q/2995/4676)

Type :colorscheme (with a space afterwards) and then press Ctrl-D to list the possible completions. On my copy of Vim this shows the following colorschemes are available:

:colorscheme
blue       default    desert     evening    morning    pablo      ron        slate      zellner
darkblue   delek      elflord    koehler    murphy     peachpuff  shine      torte
:colorscheme

Then just type the name of the colorscheme (e.g. :colorscheme blue), using tab completion if you like, and voila!


If you don't like the existing colorschemes, you can install them from a third party, or even create your own.

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