Customizing bash and vim

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.

[email protected]: [~]: uname –a
Linux suse 2.6.18.8–0.5-default #1 SMP Fri Jun 22 12:17:53 UTC 2007 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
[email protected]: [~]: tail –n 2 .bashrc
alias ls=‘ls –color’
export PS1=”\[\033[1;33m\]\u\[\033[0m\]@\h: \[\033[36m\][\w]:\[\033[0m\] “
[email protected]: [~]:

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!

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