bash script to change the vim colorscheme from the list of locally available schemes

2010-06-24 282 words 2 mins read

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Today I was just wondering how good it would be to have a script to change the <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/vim" title="Vim (text editor)" rel="homepage" href="">vim colorscheme from the <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/cmd_exe" title="Command Prompt" rel="wikipedia" href="">command prompt. The plan for the script was simply to print the list of available schemes and then let the user select the actions from there on. So, here is the result:

#!/bin/bash –

#          FILE:

#         USAGE:  ./

#   DESCRIPTION: Change the vim colorscheme from command prompt

#       OPTIONS:  —
#          BUGS:  —
#         NOTES:  —
#        AUTHOR:  <a class="zem_slink" title="Amit Agarwal" rel="me" href="">Amit Agarwal (AKA),
#       COMPANY:  Individual
#       VERSION:  1.0
#       CREATED:  02/02/2010 10:30:07 PM IST
#      REVISION:  —

cd ~/.vim/colors
for i in *.vim
echo &#8221;${i%.vim}&#8221;

read -p &#8221;Enter one of the colorschemes :: &#8221; choice
if [ ! -f $file ]
echo &#8221;Colorscheme file &#8221;$file&#8221; does not exist&#8221;
exit -1

sed &#8217;s#\(^ *colorscheme\).*#\1 &#8217;$choice&#8217;#&#8217; ~/.vimrc > /tmp/vimrc
diff ~/.vimrc /tmp/vimrc
read -p &#8221;Do you want to make the changes (y/n) :: &#8221; yn
if [ $yn = &#8221;y&#8221; ]
echo {/tmp/,~/.}vimrc
cp {/tmp/,~/.}vimrc
echo &#8221;Modified changes are available in /tmp/vimrc&#8221;
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Authored By Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal, Linux and Photography are my hobbies.Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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