Q. I am using vim under Ubuntu Linux and whenever I type following command:
I’m getting an error which read as follows:
E319: Sorry, the command is not available in this version: syntax on
How do I fix this problem?
A. Vim is a text editor that is upwards compatible to Vi. It can be used to edit all kinds of plain text. It is especially useful for editing programs.
There are a lot of enhancements above Vi: multi level undo, multi windows and buffers, syntax highlighting, command line editing, filename completion, on-line help, visual selection, etc
Ubuntu Linux comes with tiny version of vim.
All you need to do is installed full vim version by typing following command:
$ sudo apt-get install vim
You can add syntax on command to ~/.vimrc file