I don’t use vim very often, but when I do it would be handy to have some syntax highlighting. Over on Google+, Vincent Knight shared a link to a post on Geekology that describes how to turn on syntax highlighting and autoindenting for vim on a Mac. Here is a summary.
Open the Terminal and type the following commands.
cd /usr/share/vim sudo vim vimrc
i key and then paste the following lines of code just below the
set backspace=2 line:
set ai " auto indenting set history=100 " keep 100 lines of history set ruler " show the cursor position syntax on " syntax highlighting set hlsearch " highlight the last searched term filetype plugin on " use the file type plugins " When editing a file, always jump to the last cursor position autocmd BufReadPost * \ if ! exists("g:leave_my_cursor_position_alone") | \ if line("'"") > 0 && line ("'"") <= line("$") | \ exe "normal g'"" | \ endif | \ endif
Esc followed by
:x. That’s it!