When I write a script in gedit, the commands, comments, variables etc... are given different colors. How do I setup vim to do the same?
vim has an extensive support for syntax highlighting and typical distributions contain a number of highlighting rules. For enabling this you have to switch the syntax module on using
:syntax on in your vim session or globally your
See vim help on syntax for details.
To have syntax highlighting enabled by default, add the following line to your
If the file doesn't exist, create it.