Color settings with VI editor with linux


How do I control cColor settings with VI editor with linux? If I enable line numbers by 'set nu' the numbers are displayed in yellow and nobody can make out what it is. Please advise me on controlling this color.

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pretty long document , I am sure it will contain how to do what you want  
try the following inside vim

 :hi LineNr ctermfg=6

try different numbers in place of 6 say 1, 2, 3 etc etc to see what suits you
harshavdnAuthor Commented:
Great solution. Thanks a lot for the quick solution.
you can try as well :

:set background=dark
:set background=light

depending on your background
You can use the predefined color schemes shipped with vim in /usr/share/vim/vim62/colors/*.vim (on my box) and try to apply them with

:so $VIMRUNTIME/colors/name-of-scheme.vim
:colorscheme name-of-scheme

create your own .vim eventually and if you want it to be loaded at vim start the command in your home directory .vimrc file.

Hope this helps.

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