Vim color files have always been a mystery to me. I have one which I adapted from one of the standard color schemes, but I've never been clear what the legal identifiers are or how to find out. But I changed both places where it said "ctermfg=Yellow" to another color, and nothing changed, so this time I had to find out.
Fortunately a nice person on #vim suggested :he synID (he is short for "help", of course) which told me all I needed to know. Put the cursor on the errant line and type: :echo synIDattr(synID(line("."), col("."), 1), "name")
That told me that the Subject line was syntax class "mailSubject". So I tried (copying other lines in my color file) adding this line:
hi mailSubject term=underline ctermfg=Red guifg=Redand now all is happy again in vim land. I wish I'd learned that synID trick a long time ago!
[ 09:59 Jun 22, 2005 More linux/editors | permalink to this entry ]