Posting here for my reference the next time I need to configure my prompt and vim. I currently do all of my schoolwork on a CLI only linux box and even though I don’t need a GUI, I do enjoy some color during my sessions. The prompt and vim config provide just that. If you’d like to make your own prompt simply replace the quoted characters of PS1 with what you would like using this and this as references.
This is a fantastic .vimrc posted by someone that knows more about vim configuration than I care to. The main thing I enjoy is the fixed backspace key (it actually works), the coloring, and the 4 spaces inserted for a TAB. I also very much appreciate that the file is thoroughly commented so that anyone who wants to understand/modify it can. I for instance changed his setting of 2 spaces per TAB to 4 spaces per TAB. Thanks for the great information Stripey!