In my home directory, I create a
.vimrc file containing the following:
set t_Co=256 syntax enable set background=light set noautoindent
This gives me the following example syntax highlighting:
Without the above config, the same file opened in vim would look like this:
Subtle, but makes a difference.
noautoindent is helpful when dealing with formats such as XML - I get to control the indentation - especially during copy/paste operations.