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Vim 7.3 Installation that described in read me is simple: copy everything from tar archive to ~/.vim I did so. Nothing was happened. No highlight... no plugin help. Nothing On Lion I dont have this problem.

May be I have to put something to vimrc

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Which platform (I guess some OS X), and which Vim package (I think there are multiple on Mac OS)? Also, which README do you refer to? It's hard to help with so little information. Also, this installation issue probably better belongs to SuperUser. – Ingo Karkat Jan 23 '13 at 7:11
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain lion. VIM - Vi IMproved 7.3 (2010 Aug 15, compiled Nov 20 2012 08:59:23) .Installed from macports, install under superuser. Readme link – Mikhail Kuznetsov Jan 23 '13 at 15:05
Ah, much better. Did you do :helptags, as instructed in the README?! And check :scriptnames output whether the plugin (and after editing an Erlang file) ftplugin files of the plugin have been sourced. – Ingo Karkat Jan 23 '13 at 15:13
Scriptnames output 1: ~/.vimrc 2: ~/.vim/plugin/erlang_skel.vim 3: /opt/local/share/vim/vim73/plugin/getscriptPlugin.vim 4: /opt/local/share/vim/vim73/plugin/gzip.vim 5: /opt/local/share/vim/vim73/plugin/matchparen.vim 6: /opt/local/share/vim/vim73/plugin/netrwPlugin.vim 7: /opt/local/share/vim/vim73/plugin/rrhelper.vim 8: /opt/local/share/vim/vim73/plugin/spellfile.vim 9: /opt/local/share/vim/vim73/plugin/tarPlugin.vim 10: /opt/local/share/vim/vim73/plugin/tohtml.vim 11: /opt/local/share/vim/vim73/plugin/vimballPlugin.vim 12: /opt/local/share/vim/vim73/plugin/zipPlugin.vim – Mikhail Kuznetsov Jan 23 '13 at 15:30
":helptags" asks me for additional argument. read me does not mentioned any args. ":help vimerl" return not found error. – Mikhail Kuznetsov Jan 23 '13 at 15:35

This is a very old question, so I'm not sure if this will help but I solved the same problem by cloning the Git repository into my ~/.vim/bundle directory (as opposed to ~/.vim) and then adding the line call pathogen#helptags() to the top of my .vimrc (after calling pathogen infect).

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