23001Re: Vim Regina: tragedy in .5 act
- Nov 2, 2001"Kesteloot, Lawrence" wrote:
> I agree. Although the helpfiles have answers to all the questions,Yes.
> you need to know how to ask the questions, which is sometimes
> the problem.
> For a week I've been looking for the little window that you canThis is why find using <C-D> invaluable. One must, of course
> type ex commands in. I know it exists because I started it once
> by accident. Turns out I have to type ":help cmdline-window".
> I tried all the obvious combinations of "command" and "window"
> and "ex" and so on.
*guess close* in the first place.
:h window<C-D> will show all tags having 'window' in it.
Often I find that I get the right one from that list on the first try,
sometimes it needs two or three. Occassionally I can't get one
at all. But mostly I can get by with it.
I never use the <TAB> completion and walk through with this, too slow
when the <C-D> list more than 2-3 tags long.
> I ended up just going through the tags file ofThat's exactly what I do when *all else fails*.
> the help system and grepping for "window".
> I've been using vim for 7 years, so I'm not a newbie, but I stillGood example. Yes this can't be guessed.
> find it hard to find a particular option or feature just by
> its description. (Another one I had trouble with is the margin
> at the top and bottom of the window to stop the cursor from going
> too close to the edge. It's 'scrolloff'. You want to tell me how
> to find that without knowing the word 'scrolloff'?)
> What I found very useful when I was first using Unix was aInteresting idea. Looks similar to 'man -k word' on *ix.
> "permuted index", which basically means that you take each
> feature, describe it in a sentence using as many keywords
> as possible, and put it in the index under each word of the sentence.
> The formatting aligns the indexed word in the middle. This is easiestCouldn't find one...;-(
> to explain with an example, which I found with Google:
> (Use the above link to find out how to load a config file.)
> Do we have one-sentence descriptions of commands and options? If so,The closest I know of could be the Oleg Raisky Vim Reference Guide
> then generating such an index would be relatively easy.
(can't access it, though...). I haven't seen 6.0 version (yet?), maybe
it is at works. It would still be a work, convert to readable ascii,
On the other hand, the :h word<C-D> isn't bad at all, though not 100%
fool-proof, but doc search issues rarely are.
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