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created 2007 · complexity intermediate · author David Copeland · version 7.0

By running a doclet on the JDK source code, you can put the resulting Vim help files in your help path and read Javadoc from directly within Vim. :help String and :help java.util.List bring up the javadoc for those files, within Vim. Everything's hyperlinked and the entire javadoc is present.

If you set keywordprg to blank, you can do a K on any Java keyword and bring up the javadoc quickly. This has really cut down on the amount of time I spend outside Vim while coding.

Go to to download the doclet and see what the output looks like. There is a sample download of javadoc for java.lang and java.util if you'd like to try it out before running the doclet.