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The power of vim

vim is the commandline text editor vi (improved) and it features syntax highlight and colors. The good thing is, vim is included by default in Mac OS X – the bad thing is, color support is not enabled by default. To enable syntax highlight in vim create a .vimrc file in your home directory:

set term=builtin_ansisyntax
onset background=dark

if you have a color enabled ls installed in your system, this might be useful too:

export LS_COLORS='no=00:fi=00:di=01;33:ln=01;36:pi=40;33:so=01;35:bd=40;33;01:cd=40;33;01:or=40;31;01:ex=01;32:*.tar=01;31:*.tgz=01;31:*.arj=01;31:*.taz=01;31:*.lzh=01;31:*.zip=01;31:*.z=01;31:*.Z=01;31:*.gz=01;31:*.bz2=01;31:*.deb=01;31:*.rpm=01;31:*.jar=01;31:*.jpg=01;35:*.jpeg=01;35:*.gif=01;35:*.bmp=01;35:*.pbm=01;35:*.pgm=01;35:*.ppm=01;35:*.tga=01;35:*.xbm=01;35:*.xpm=01;35:*.tif=01;35:*.tiff=01;35:*.png=01;35:*.mov=01;35:*.mpg=01;35:*.mpeg=01;35:*.avi=01;35:*.fli=01;35:*.gl=01;35:*.dl=01;35:*.xcf=01;35:*.xwd=01;35:*.ogg=01;35:*.mp3=01;35:*.wav=01;35'

di=01;33 colors directories in ls in bold yellow instead of hard-to-read-darkblue on black terminal windows. You can use this line either directly on your commandline or put it in /etc/profile for everyone on your system or just for yourself into ~/.bashrc

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