How to use VIM like a pro (okay, more like non-scrub)

So, you decided you like VIM, but you need line numbering and syntax highlighting?

Fear not, this is an easy enough fix. First, fire up VIM and run :version. At the very bottom, you’ll see a line containing user vimrc file:. Take not of that location, then exit VIM and create the vimrc file in that location (if it doesn’t already exist) vim location/.vimrc. Add the following lines to it.

:set number
:syntax on