Version 7 (modified by nerdzero, 5 years ago)

Point to updated mercurial repo

Vim Cobra Support

Single User

Change to your home directory

cd $HOME

Get the most recent updates from the Mercurial repository via a clone

hg clone cobra-vim

For *.zip, *.gz, and *.bz2 archives download the file from

Create a .vim directory if one isn't already present

mkdir .vim

Then copy the four folders (colors, indent, ftdetect, syntax) from cobra-vim into the .vim directory:

cp -r cobra-vim/* .vim

Open or create a file with a .cobra extension and you will have highlighting and indentation for Cobra

If you use a dark background, you can try the cobra color scheme.

:colorscheme cobra

If you use a light background, you can try the cobralight color scheme instead.

:colorscheme cobralight

Add either of the previous commands to your .vimrc file in your home directory to make the change permanent.

To change back to the default color scheme, execute:

:colorscheme default

All Users

For all users use your system admin privileges to copy the indent/cobra.vim, ftdetect/cobra.vim, syntax/cobra.vim, into Vim's indent, ftdetect, and syntax directories, respectively. These directories are found in the Vim home path. An example of such a Vim path is /usr/share/vim/vim72.


Per Eric Z. Beard:

Vim set to python works Ok in a pinch.

au BufNewFile,BufEnter *.cobra set noexpandtab ts=4 sw=4 filetype=python