Highlighting, Linux, NANO, Programming, Terminal Code Syntax Highlighting in VI (Linux Editor)


I recently wrote about how to enable syntax highlighting in the linux editor NANO.

Below i will explain how to enable such features in VI, as they are built in it is much easier.

Move to your home directory and create/open the settings file:

vi .vimrc

Enable syntax highlighting:

syntax on

Save using:


You will now have syntax highlighting enabled when using vi/vim as your editor of choice.