Problem: Low contrast VIM on SSH and Telnet
If you work over SSH or telnet on VIM (VI) text editor, then you are probably experiencing a low contrast page that’s very hard on the eyes. I searched all over the net and VIM’s wiki but didn’t find a fix.
Solution: Change setting in VIM’s config file
Simple solution. Edit your vim config file. On Ubuntu (and Kubuntu, etc…) you’ll find it at /etc/vim/vimrc
For other Linux distrubutions you may find it at ~/.vimrc
sudo vi /etc/vim/vimrc
Look for in the file:
” set background=dark
remove the quote (comment) and save the file
Then open a file with vi to see your text in high contrast.