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This tip is deprecated for the following reasons:

The suggestions in this tip are no longer necessary. Vim syntax coloring in a terminal window has worked fine since OS X Panther.

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created July 11, 2002 · complexity basic · author Mario Martinez · version 6.0


This tip is actually for Vim 6.1. To turn on syntax coloring in Mac OS X enter the following commands, or place them in your vimrc:

:set term=builtin_beos-ansi
:syntax on

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Note that this is only an issue for Vim in a Terminal window, not for the GUI version, and that it will only work if support for beos-ansi is compiled in. For pre-compiled versions for Mac OS X, see http://vim.sourceforge.net/download.php#mac

There are some further OS X FAQ's on my page, http://homepage.mac.com/fisherbb/index.html


'syntax enable' also works fine.


For Mountain Lion use:

set term=builtin_ansi

syntax on


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