Often you need to just go through the contents of a file. For that my goto command is
less has a shortcoming, no syntax highlighting!
I decided to find out how to add syntax highlighting, but came across a better solution: read-only
You can open vim in read only mode with
vim -R yourFile.rb, but there is an awesome shortcut for this;
Now you can open files to read with syntax highlighting and all your favorite movement shortcuts with an easy-to-remember 4 letter command!