137827Re: How open help in the current window?
- May 24, 2013On 2013-05-24, Tim Chase wrote:
> On 2013-05-24 07:56, Gary Johnson wrote:Good point. I often use that when opening a new vim instance just
> > > When I open help by ":help", it will add a new window for help. Is
> > > there a way to replace the current window with help? Thanks.
> > :help
> > :only
> This has unfortunate side-effects if you have multiple windows open.
> Yukihiro's solution using ":set buftype=help" is the closest I've seen
> to solving the OP's request (despite the warning in the help for
> 'buftype' that tells you it shouldn't need to be set manually) though
> if the buffer has been modified, vim will warn you rather than losing
> your changes. There doesn't seem to be a ":help!" (well, there is,
> but it doesn't abandon changes in the buftype=help window; rather it
> attempts to console you in your panic :-)
to read help. I wasn't thinking about the multiple window case.
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