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vi (vim) resides in: /usr/share/vim/current (vim_root).
Syntax definitions are in vim_root/syntax/*.vim files. Linking file types to extensions is done in vim_root/ftdetect/*.vim. (The the star denotes the extension and would be replaced with map to define highlighting of MapServer config files).
The installation process requires two steps:
Copy the map.vim syntax file to the syntax directory
Copy map.vim to the vim syntax directory (on Suse: /usr/share/vim/current/syntax)
Register the syntax file in the custom filetype directory
If absent, create a new directory called ftdetect in vim_root (on Suse Linux: /usr/share/vim/current). Create a new file called map.vim in ftdetect according to the example shown below:
" MapServer config file au BufNewFile,BufRead *.map setf map
Now restart vim and open a map file ....
Vim code folding can be an extremely handy way to simplify the task of editing complex MapServer mapfiles inside the Vim editor. A Vim command file called map_fold.vim is attached to this document, which defines a folding mode for mapfiles. This file also lives at http://iconocla.st/code/dot/map_fold.vim.
In Vim 6, you can copy map_fold.vim as-is to your $VIMROOT/ftplugin/ directory, and it should more or less work.
To use locally, create a ~/.vim/ftplugin directory, copy map_fold.vim to it, and then add the following to your ~/.vimrc:
autocmd BufRead *.map set filetype=map
Hope this helps! Please let me know if you find it useful, or if you find ways to improve it. Thanks!