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desert256.vim : A slightly-modified desert theme, for 88- and 256-color xterms.

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Henry So, Jr.
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color scheme
These are the colors of the "desert" theme by Hans Fugal with a few small modifications (namely that I lowered the intensity of the normal white and made the normal and nontext backgrounds black), modified to work with 88- and 256-color xterms.

The original "desert" theme is available as part of the vim distribution or at http://hans.fugal.net/vim/colors/.

The real feature of this color scheme, with a wink to the "inkpot" theme, is the programmatic approximation of the gui colors to the palettes of 88- and 256- color xterms.  The functions that do this (folded away, for readability) are calibrated to the colors used for Thomas E. Dickey's xterm (version 200), which is available at http://dickey.his.com/xterm/xterm.html.

I struggled with trying to parse the rgb.txt file to avoid the necessity of converting color names to #rrggbb form, but decided it was just not worth the effort.  Maybe someone seeing this may decide otherwise...
install details
Copy this file into ~/.vim/colors (or $VIM/vimfiles/colors in Windows).  Start it from within vim using :colorscheme desert256.

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
desert256.vim 1.0.1 2005-03-21 6.0 Henry So, Jr. Minor attribute tweaks to keep the appearance of things the same on more systems. Fixed the reverse video issue with :help.
desert256.vim 1.0 2005-03-21 6.0 Henry So, Jr. Initial upload
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