how to permanently enable syntax highlghting in VIM?

Mitch flik at
Sun Nov 4 16:28:28 UTC 2007

On Thu, 18 Oct 2007, Gabriel Dragffy wrote:

> In particluar for PHP and Ruby.

Assuming the right sytax files are in place (ruby.vim, php.vim), adding
one of the following commands to ~/.vimrc should do the trick:

syntax enable # respects your color settings

syntax on # overrides your color settings

Either way, you would do good to open vim and type:

:he syntax


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