created 2003 · complexity basic · author Manas Behera · version 5.7
You can see the man pages of anything you want from Vim. No need to exit Vim. Just put the cursor on the word and press K and you will be in the man page section. when you are through just press 'q' and you will be out of Vim. Press enter to come back to Vim.
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You can call
runtime ftplugin/man.vim (distributed with Vim) to enable Vim built-in manpage viewer, with ability of hyperlinking via the tags mechanism.
:Man <your favourite man page>
A lot better (but a little slower) than the Shift+K.
If you would like this to be the default behavior for K, add the following line to your .vimrc:
Note: If you want to use Vim when opening man pages from the command line, check out "Vim SuperMan".
It's a simple wrapper around the
:Man function that gives you access when you don't already have Vim open.
You can also just pipe a man page to vim's STDIN using "man <something> | vim -" from bash. Next, :set syntax=man