:help pages, generated
using the tree-sitter-vimdoc parser.
NVIM - help
Move around: Use the cursor keys, or "h" to go left, h l
"j" to go down, "k" to go up, "l" to go right. j
Close this window: Use ":q<Enter>".
Get out of Vim: Use ":qa!<Enter>" (careful, all changes are lost!).
Jump to a subject: Position the cursor on a tag (e.g. bars
) and hit
With the mouse: Double-click the left mouse button on a tag, e.g. bars
Jump back: Type
. Repeat to go further back.
Get specific help: It is possible to go directly to whatever you want help
on, by giving an argument to the :help
Prepend something to specify the context:
WHAT PREPEND EXAMPLE
Normal mode command :help x
Visual mode command v_ :help v_u
Insert mode command i_ :help i_<Esc>
Command-line command : :help :quit
Command-line editing c_ :help c_<Del>
Vim command argument - :help -r
Option ' :help 'textwidth'
Regular expression / :help /[
for more contexts and an explanation.
for an explanation of the help syntax.
Search for help: Type ":help word", then hit
to see matching
help entries for "word".
Or use ":helpgrep word". :helpgrep
Getting started: Do the Vim tutor, a 30-minute interactive course for the
basic commands, see vimtutor
Read the user manual from start to end: usr_01.txt
Vim stands for Vi IMproved. Most of Vim was made by Bram Moolenaar, but only
through the help of many others. See credits
News since the previous release
Transitioning from Vim
Nvim compared to Vim
User manual: How to accomplish editing tasks.
Overview of common commands
30-minute interactive course for beginners
Helping poor children in Uganda
Sponsor Vim development, become a registered Vim user
Vim on the World Wide Web
Where to send bug reports
Introduction to Vim; notation used in help files
Using the :help files
Index of all commands
Various tips on using Vim
(Error) messages and explanations
Vim distribution and what to do with your money
PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE SUPPORT
External (graphical) UIs
Signs displayed as window decorations (the "gutter")
Now that you've jumped here with
CTRL-] or a double mouse click, you can use
CTRL-O, g<RightMouse>, or
<C-RightMouse> to go back to where you were.
Note that tags are within | characters, but when highlighting is enabled these
characters are hidden. That makes it easier to read a command.
You can use
on any word (even if it is not within "|") and Nvim will
try to find help for it. Especially for options in single quotes, e.g.