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Running a minimal ISO of CentOS_7

I've tried writing a .sh script using vi but can't get syntax highlighting to work.

Pressing escape and typing :syntax on as shown in articles like this one are not working.

The files I'm creating and editing are definitely .sh files and all have #!/bin/bash at the start of the first line.

What am I missing?

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I think that your problem is your vim version: probably doesn't include syntax highlighting; try this:

yum install vim-enhanced

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