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Vim I used once on Linux has syntax coloring. But not in my Mac command line. How can I get syntax coloring? I have MacVim too, but I'm trying to adapt on command line.

I'm currently editing Haskell file on remote server via Vim installed locally. It'll be appreciated too if you guide me to get Haskell specific syntax coloring.

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Create .vimrc in your home directory, like so:

vim ~/.vimrc

Then paste this:

if has('syntax') && (&t_Co > 2)
  syntax on
endif

I believe vim on Snow Leopard (10.6+) supports haskell syntax out of the box.

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Note that Terminal.app is limited to 16 colors. Most of the Vim colorschemes available will look like shit while they will be gorgeous in MacVim. If you want 256 colors in your shell, try iTerm2. –  romainl Mar 4 '11 at 7:00
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