I have to admit, I’m addicted to vim. There are many cool editors out there, but I still not used to them. Now, that I discovered how to enable vim syntax highlighting I decided to share some details.
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After brewing a great cup of coffee from Panama I decided to put together this little tutorial. This instructions should work for any Linux distro or macOS. Just run this command to make sure you have vim installed:
There are hundred of options to vim out there. I’m just going to concentrate on a few in this post.
Open any script to check vim syntax highlighting
For example I’m working on this Flask/Python file, I opened to check vim syntax highlighting:
In my case I already enabled vim syntax highlighting on this file by running this command while having the file opened with vim:
If you want you can turn it OFF:
You will need to do this every time you open your file. But, if you like to make this changes permanent in vim you will need to edit or create a .vimrc file in your home directory:
Now, all you need to enter your desired vim options line by line. For example:
Save it and that’s all!
If you like to set your syntax highlighting specific to a language then you can for example set it to python:
But, you can set it to other languages: perl, php, awk and etc..