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get rid of the red highlight over your string literals in vim

Posted on: August 25, 2011

That is because i have turned on spell checker. So just do :set nospell or set nospell in the vimrc file, the annoying red highlight will be gone.

Early on i had tried to use FileType to set different error message colors but that approach failed.  So i had lived with this annoying red thing for nearly a year. Just a few days ago it dawned on me that it must be the spell checker that is highlighting things it cannot recognize. Now the problem is gone! I can see my string literals without turning off the syntax first. In fact, a previous post was there because i was trying to turn off the highlight.

In my previous two jobs, i had always had access to a pre-tuned vimrc file from other engineers. Now here is me on my own getting a vimrc file that is truly mine 🙂


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