This is just a quick post, mostly a "note to self" so I don’t forget how to do this. If you were curious, it was the result of indirect inspiration from these Become a Bash Ninja slides.
If you’re running Ubuntu 8.10 as your desktop OS, have vim installed, and use it for PHP development, you may not be aware that the PHP syntax file that comes bundled with vim is a bit outdated. There’s a fairly simple way to update it, though. In fact, it’s doable with two simple commands from Terminal.
wget -O - http://www.vim.org/scripts/download_script.php?src_id=8651 | sudo tar -zxv