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
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: