VIM - Enable Syntax Highlighting
The default VIM installation in Debian 8 does not have syntax highlighting enabled by default. Other distributions may be the same. Running the BASH script below should enable syntax highlighting.
SEARCH='"syntax on' REPLACE='syntax on' FILEPATH="/etc/vim/vimrc" sudo sed -i "s;$SEARCH;$REPLACE;" $FILEPATH
All the script does is uncomment the
syntax on line as shown in the image below (which also shows you what VIM looks like when syntax highlighting is enabled).
First published: 16th August 2018