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desert.vim : A dark-background color scheme inspired by my hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico

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created by
Hans Fugal
script type
color scheme
I started with the evening colorscheme included in the distro, and tweaked a few colors to my liking.  Then I decided to do a major overhaul and give the whole thing a desert evening sort of feel.  I find it a very pleasing, easy-on-the-eyes theme.  

Screenshot: http://hans.fugal.net/vim/colors/desert.html

Update: now on github for your forking pleasure. The version I uploaded there is probably slightly different than the version I last uploaded here.
install details
Get the latest version at https://github.com/fugalh/desert.vim
Put in ~/.vim/colors or (<your-vim-dir>\vimfiles\colors on Windows) and do
:colorscheme desert

You can probably use it with vim 5.x if you want to try sourcing it from your .vimrc and perhaps debugging/deleting some stuff (non-essential for this kind of usage)

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
desert.vim 1.2 2003-06-02 6.0 Hans Fugal Minor cterm changes. (folding and Ignore)
desert.vim 1.1 2002-07-09 6.0 Hans Fugal Overhauled the cterm colors. No gui changes.
desert.vim 1.0 2001-10-05 6.0 Hans Fugal Initial upload
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