vi color syntax

To turn on color syntax on vi while using it ESC +
:syntax on


To turn off color syntax on vi while using it ESC +
:syntax off


To turn on color syntax for your user permanently.
g$ echo "syntax on" >> ~/.vimrc


To turn off color syntax for yourself permanently.
g$ echo "syntax off" >> ~/.vimrc


To turn on color syntax for all the users in your system
root#echo "syntax on" >>/etc/vim/vimrc


IF you keep on getting errors like:
"Sorry, the command is not available on this version"
then you need to install more Vi Improved extensions - features.

root# apt-get install vim




vim color syntax