These are notes-to-self more than anything, but maybe you can use them.
You can add colorized text to Vim by adding the following to
.vimrc in your $HOME directory:
" Switch syntax highlighting on, when the terminal has colors " Also switch on highlighting the last used search pattern. if &t_Co > 2 || has("gui_running") syntax on set hlsearch endi
If you don't have this file, you can create it using
:mkv. You can change your font-settings by editing them with Edit >> Select Font and then typing
:set guifont, followed by
:mkv!. I prefer Courier New, 9pt.
If you want colors for file listings (using
ls) in Cygwin, add the following to your
.bashrc file in your $HOME directory:
alias ls="ls -CF --color"