Setting Up Vim


After completing my initial zsh setup, I've decided to finally begin what I've been putting off - setting up vim.

Color Scheme

Being entirely unexperienced with vim, I've decided to start with the simplest task possible, setting up my color scheme - base16 chalk.


After reading the instructions on the base16-vim repository, I decided to install Vundle for package control support. Vundle installation was simple and I simply followed the setups outlined in the Vundle README.


With Vundle, installing base16-chalk was as easy as editing `~/.vimrc` to include:

    Bundle 'chriskempson/base16-vim'

    set background=dark
    let base16colorspace=256  " Access colors present in 256 colorspace
    colorscheme base16-chalk

Syntax Highlighting

I wanted all of my files to automatically have their syntax highlighted, so I put this line in my `~/.vimrc`:

    syntax on

So far these are all of the modifications I've performed to vim. Time to begin using it.