[OS X TeX] Vim colour latex syntax with terminal.app

Will Robertson will at mecheng.adelaide.edu.au
Sun Jul 11 20:48:02 EDT 2004

On 11 Jul 2004, at 10:44 PM, Jesse Billett wrote:

> I would like to begin using vim as my main text editor, and to use it 
> within the terminal.  Getting colo(u)r syntax recognition seems to be 
> a bit of a problem.  I don't even know how to get the ls command to 
> display in colour.  Based on a long Google search, a lot of Mac users 
> seem to have this difficulty.  Does anyone one the list have a good 
> solution?  (I'm using 10.2, tcsh, but would like eventually to switch 
> to bash.)

Hi Jesse

As I recall, the 10.2 ls command does not have a colour mode; you'll 
need to install a different version (I can't recommend anything, it's 
been too long, sorry).

Hopefully getting colour in vim is simply a matter of setting the term 
env. variable, as Thomas suggested, or you could download a GUI or x11 
version (try <http://vim.sourceforge.net/download.php#mac>).

Good luck


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