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SmartusLine : Plugin that changes the color of the statusline according with the current mode

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created by
Alessio Bolognino
script type
SmartusLine is Vim plugin that changes the color of the statusline of the focused window according with the current mode (normal/insert/replace)

by default it highlights the filename on your statusline only, you can change that:

let g:smartusline_string_to_highlight = '(%n) %f '

You can also change the default colors of the highlight, the name are self-explanatory, the defaults are:

let g:smartusline_hi_replace = 'guibg=#e454ba guifg=black ctermbg=magenta ctermfg=black'
let g:smartusline_hi_insert = 'guibg=orange guifg=black ctermbg=58 ctermfg=black'
let g:smartusline_hi_virtual_replace = 'guibg=#e454ba guifg=black ctermbg=magenta ctermfg=black'
let g:smartusline_hi_normal = 'guibg=#95e454 guifg=black ctermbg=lightgreen ctermfg=black'

note: you probably want to set the statusline to never hide, like this:

set laststatus=2

Git repo available at https://github.com/molok/vim-smartusline

please file bugs on github: https://github.com/molok/vim-smartusline/issues
install details
Extract it in your ~/.vim (Linux/BSD/Mac OS X)  or ~/_vimfiles (Win32)

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
vim-smartusline-0.3.zip 0.3 2012-01-24 7.0 Alessio Bolognino Less bugs, more features! (Read the help file)
vim-smartusline-0.2.1.zip 0.2.1 2012-01-07 7.0 Alessio Bolognino Added help file, fixed a couple of bugs
vim-smartusline-0.2.zip 0.2 2012-01-06 7.0 Alessio Bolognino Added check for empty statusline and fixed a small bug on GVim initialization
vim-smartusline-0.1.zip 0.1 2012-01-06 7.0 Alessio Bolognino removed debug echo I left in the code
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