Can't get this to work. Using homebrew on my Lion terminal. I've done this: http://kb.mediatemple.net/questions/1565/Enabling+vi+syntax+colors#gs I've done the usual, which is to create a .vimrc and then use $VIMRUNTIME/vimrc_example.vim to write in the default VIM .vimrc file I've set this up http://ricochen.wordpress.com/2011/07/23/mac-os-x-lion-terminal-color-remote-access-problem-fix/ which seems to have enabled some AWFUL colors in my ssh terminal (which I'd love to change) And I've tried the simple :syntax on in VIM. The best I get is some stuff underlined in VIM. I'd love to know how to get the full syntax highlighting working in VIM, and also to change the horrifying ~/.profile color (which I'll just turn off if I can't, no biggie). Anyone want to point out where I've been a total dunce?