Many distributions actually use vim (which has syntax highlighting) instead of vi these days. If invoked as vi, vim operates in a mode which mimics vi - including the monochrome display.
You can invoke vim directly. For example:
If you have the X11 extensions installed (usually called vim-X11), you can also bring up a GUI with the gvim command:
If these are not installed by your distribution by default, they can usually be installed using your maintenance tool. For example:
yum -y install vim-X11 vim-minimal vim-enhanced vim-common
Last edited by macemoneta; 03-16-2006 at 04:03 AM.