In *nix, vim syntax files are in ~/.vim/syntax/[language].vim But on windows dot is not a welcome folder name start, so it suppose to be _vim\syntax\[language].vim I have tried putting language files in such folder, but :set syntax=[language] does nothing on windows vista :(. Surprisingly, _vimrc works fine. Any tips?
In Windows it's perfectly permissible to start folder names with a "." For example looking in an example tree downloaded using SVN there are dozens of folders called ".svn".
Reply to Eye of Hell:
Try opening a command prompt and you'll find you can do
c:\test>md .afolder c:\test>dir .afolder Volume in drive C has no label. Volume Serial Number is ACA6-4A59 Directory of c:\test\.afolder 24/06/2009 17:59 <DIR> . 24/06/2009 17:59 <DIR> .. 0 File(s) 0 bytes 2 Dir(s) 41,312,174,080 bytes free
However having just tried to create a folder called ".afolder" in Explorer, you're quite correct! That seems rather silly design by MS. Nevertheless, this is just an Explorer limitation and names starting with a dot are perfectly legal.