Convert vim colors to gvim colors

December 24, 2011


I’ve tweaked my vim color scheme quite a bit and tried to keep the colors of gvim (which I use less often) in sync.

This keeping in sync hasn’t worked out, so I wrote this little script to convert the vim colors to the gvim ones:

Download the makegvim script, and use it like:

$ ./makegvim < ~/.vim/colors/<yourfile> > /tmp/x
$ mv /tmp/x ~/.vim/colors/<yourfile>

And now the colors of gvim should be identical to those of vim.

Note: colors like 000 must be used like cterm=0 otherwise the conversion fails (the script isn’t that smart).