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I'm working on a remote system via SSH. The remote system had a few niggly little problems that are of annoyance to me, but I've fixed most of them up. The most frustrating issue I'm having at the moment is that VIM isn't using colours for syntax highlighting (i.e. after executing :syntax on) - instead, text is bold, underlined, etc.
I checked the VIM documentation and it mentions something about the type of terminal program being used, recommending xterm. Now, I know for a fact the remote system isn't running X at all, yet "echo $TERM" outputs "xterm". I think this may be the problem, but I don't know what else I should set TERM to.