vim syntax highlight F9

Armin feng.shaun at
Thu Jul 31 19:20:45 UTC 2008

On Thursday 31 July 2008 06:16:17 Marcelo M. Garcia wrote:
> Hi
> How to enable syntax highlighting in vim? I tried to put "syntax on" on
> /etc/vimrc and on my "~/.vimrc" and does not work.  I have the 
> vim packages installed:
> [root at newt set_new_machine]# yum list installed vim*
> Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
> Installed Packages
> vim-common.i386                          2:7.1.291-1.fc9
> installed
> vim-enhanced.i386                        2:7.1.291-1.fc9
> installed
> vim-minimal.i386                         2:7.1.291-1.fc9
> installed
> Does anyone know how to solve this?
> Thanks
> Marcelo
I have this in my ~/.vimrc

:syn on  (note the semicolon)

and it should work, also if you want the gui version of vim, do

$ yum install  gvim


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