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commit 43aa8a11f1ffc328d7ce994359f9a85e8cc3ca67 (patch)
parent d4d0e3938342e1e876468cd0b53cb180d8a06b26
Author: Alex Karle <>
Date:   Tue, 30 Jul 2019 23:47:42 -0400

bash: prefer Vim over NeoVim in Virtual Console

If $DISPLAY isn't set (we aren't in X), I have come to prefer Vim over

It pains me, because I *feel* like NeoVim should work fine, but for the
life of me I cannot get 256 colors (or even linux-16color) to render
properly in the VC.

The problem with NeoVim is that it took out the concept of t_XX
settings, which means that t_Co is perpetually at 256 colors which means
that colorschemes will try to use colors outside of the 8 base colors
which makes for some wonky colorschemes (try visual mode without any
indication of the selection... fun stuff).

Vim still handles t_Co=8 well, and correctly identifies it in both
TERM=linux and TERM=screen/tmux, so I've opted to prefer Vim in in the

Mbash/aliases | 10++--------
Mbash/bashrc | 2+-
2 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

diff --git a/bash/aliases b/bash/aliases @@ -41,14 +41,8 @@ if [ -n "$(type -t __git_complete)" ] && [ "$(type -t __git_complete)" == "funct __git_complete gb _git_branch fi -# Alias vim / vi to nvim if there -if [ -x "$(command -v nvim)" ]; then - alias v="nvim" -else - alias v="vim" -fi - -# Other Aliases +# Quick Actions +alias v=$EDITOR alias cddv='cd ~/.vim' alias grep='grep --color' alias ...='cd ../../..' diff --git a/bash/bashrc b/bash/bashrc @@ -32,7 +32,7 @@ function aw { w3m "$1"; } function ddg { w3m "$1"; } # $EDITOR, the most important export of course -if [ -x "$(command -v nvim)" ]; then +if [[ -x "$(command -v nvim)" && -n "$DISPLAY" ]]; then export EDITOR="nvim" export MANPAGER="nvim -u NORC -c 'set ft=man' -" else