Enabling syntax highlighting in vim

Submitted by Jochus on Thu, 27/12/2012 - 22:24 | Posted in: Mac

$ cd /usr/share/vim
$ sudo vim vimrc

Add the following lines below: set backspace=2

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

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