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help.txt      For Vim version 9.0.  Last change: 2022 Dec 03

                        VIM - main help file
      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 CTRL-].
   With the mouse:  ":set mouse=a" to enable the mouse (in xterm or GUI).
                    Double-click the left mouse button on a tag, e.g. bars.
        Jump back:  Type CTRL-O.  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 command.

                    Prepend something to specify the context:  help-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 /[
                    See help-summary for more contexts and an explanation.
                    See notation for an explanation of the help syntax.

  Search for help:  Type ":help word", then hit CTRL-D 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.

                                                doc-file-list Q_ct
quickref        Overview of the most common commands you will use
tutor           30-minute interactive course for beginners
copying         About copyrights
iccf            Helping poor children in Uganda
sponsor         Sponsor Vim development, become a registered Vim user
www             Vim on the World Wide Web
bugs            Where to send bug reports

USER MANUAL: These files explain how to accomplish an editing task.

usr_toc.txt     Table Of Contents

Getting Started 
usr_01.txt    About the manuals
usr_02.txt    The first steps in Vim
usr_03.txt    Moving around
usr_04.txt    Making small changes
usr_05.txt    Set your settings
usr_06.txt    Using syntax highlighting
usr_07.txt    Editing more than one file
usr_08.txt    Splitting windows
usr_09.txt    Using the GUI
usr_10.txt    Making big changes
usr_11.txt    Recovering from a crash
usr_12.txt    Clever tricks

Editing Effectively 
usr_20.txt    Typing command-line commands quickly
usr_21.txt    Go away and come back
usr_22.txt    Finding the file to edit
usr_23.txt    Editing other files
usr_24.txt    Inserting quickly
usr_25.txt    Editing formatted text
usr_26.txt    Repeating
usr_27.txt    Search commands and patterns
usr_28.txt    Folding
usr_29.txt    Moving through programs
usr_30.txt    Editing programs
usr_31.txt    Exploiting the GUI
usr_32.txt    The undo tree

Tuning Vim 
usr_40.txt    Make new commands
usr_41.txt    Write a Vim script
usr_42.txt    Add new menus
usr_43.txt    Using filetypes
usr_44.txt    Your own syntax highlighted
usr_45.txt    Select your language

Writing Vim scripts 
usr_50.txt    Advanced Vim script writing
usr_51.txt    Create a plugin
usr_52.txt    Write plugins using Vim9 script

Making Vim Run 
usr_90.txt    Installing Vim

REFERENCE MANUAL: These files explain every detail of Vim.      reference_toc

General subjects 
intro.txt       general introduction to Vim; notation used in help files
help.txt        overview and quick reference (this file)
helphelp.txt    about using the help files
index.txt       alphabetical index of all commands
help-tags       all the tags you can jump to (index of tags)
howto.txt       how to do the most common editing tasks
tips.txt        various tips on using Vim
message.txt     (error) messages and explanations
quotes.txt      remarks from users of Vim
todo.txt        known problems and desired extensions
develop.txt     development of Vim
debug.txt       debugging Vim itself
uganda.txt      Vim distribution conditions and what to do with your money

Basic editing 
starting.txt    starting Vim, Vim command arguments, initialisation
editing.txt     editing and writing files
motion.txt      commands for moving around
scroll.txt      scrolling the text in the window
insert.txt      Insert and Replace mode
change.txt      deleting and replacing text
undo.txt        Undo and Redo
repeat.txt      repeating commands, Vim scripts and debugging
visual.txt      using the Visual mode (selecting a text area)
various.txt     various remaining commands
recover.txt     recovering from a crash

Advanced editing 
cmdline.txt     Command-line editing
options.txt     description of all options
pattern.txt     regexp patterns and search commands
map.txt         key mapping and abbreviations
tagsrch.txt     tags and special searches
windows.txt     commands for using multiple windows and buffers
tabpage.txt     commands for using multiple tab pages
spell.txt       spell checking
diff.txt        working with two to eight versions of the same file
autocmd.txt     automatically executing commands on an event
eval.txt        expression evaluation, conditional commands
builtin.txt     builtin functions
userfunc.txt    defining user functions
channel.txt     Jobs, Channels, inter-process communication
fold.txt        hide (fold) ranges of lines

Special issues 
testing.txt     testing Vim and Vim scripts
print.txt       printing
remote.txt      using Vim as a server or client
term.txt        using different terminals and mice
terminal.txt    Terminal window support
popup.txt       popup window support
vim9.txt        using Vim9 script
vim9class.txt   using Vim9 script classes

Programming language support 
indent.txt      automatic indenting for C and other languages
syntax.txt      syntax highlighting
textprop.txt    Attaching properties to text for highlighting or other
filetype.txt    settings done specifically for a type of file
quickfix.txt    commands for a quick edit-compile-fix cycle
ft_ada.txt      Ada (the programming language) support
ft_context.txt  Filetype plugin for ConTeXt
ft_mp.txt       Filetype plugin for METAFONT and MetaPost
ft_ps1.txt      Filetype plugin for Windows PowerShell
ft_raku.txt     Filetype plugin for Raku
ft_rust.txt     Filetype plugin for Rust
ft_sql.txt      about the SQL filetype plugin

Language support 
digraph.txt     list of available digraphs
mbyte.txt       multibyte text support
mlang.txt       non-English language support
rileft.txt      right-to-left editing mode
arabic.txt      Arabic language support and editing
farsi.txt       Farsi (Persian) editing
hebrew.txt      Hebrew language support and editing
russian.txt     Russian language support and editing
hangulin.txt    Hangul (Korean) input mode

gui.txt         Graphical User Interface (GUI)
gui_w32.txt     Win32 GUI
gui_x11.txt     X11 GUI

if_cscop.txt    using Cscope with Vim
if_lua.txt      Lua interface
if_mzsch.txt    MzScheme interface
if_perl.txt     Perl interface
if_pyth.txt     Python interface
if_tcl.txt      Tcl interface
if_ole.txt      OLE automation interface for Win32
if_ruby.txt     Ruby interface
debugger.txt    Interface with a debugger
netbeans.txt    NetBeans External Editor interface
sign.txt        debugging signs

vi_diff.txt     Main differences between Vim and Vi
version4.txt    Differences between Vim version 3.0 and 4.x
version5.txt    Differences between Vim version 4.6 and 5.x
version6.txt    Differences between Vim version 5.7 and 6.x
version7.txt    Differences between Vim version 6.4 and 7.x
version8.txt    Differences between Vim version 7.4 and 8.x
version9.txt    Differences between Vim version 8.2 and 9.0

Remarks about specific systems 
os_390.txt      OS/390 Unix
os_amiga.txt    Amiga
os_beos.txt     BeOS and BeBox
os_dos.txt      MS-DOS and MS-Windows common items
os_haiku.txt    Haiku
os_mac.txt      Macintosh
os_mint.txt     Atari MiNT
os_msdos.txt    MS-DOS (plain DOS and DOS box under Windows)
os_os2.txt      OS/2
os_qnx.txt      QNX
os_risc.txt     RISC-OS
os_unix.txt     Unix
os_vms.txt      VMS
os_win32.txt    MS-Windows

Standard plugins 
pi_getscript.txt   Downloading latest version of Vim scripts
pi_gzip.txt        Reading and writing compressed files
pi_logipat.txt     Logical operators on patterns
pi_netrw.txt       Reading and writing files over a network
pi_paren.txt       Highlight matching parens
pi_spec.txt        Filetype plugin to work with rpm spec files
pi_tar.txt         Tar file explorer
pi_vimball.txt     Create a self-installing Vim script
pi_zip.txt         Zip archive explorer

LOCAL ADDITIONS:                                local-additions
vim_faq.txt        Frequently Asked Questions


bars          Bars example

Now that you've jumped here with CTRL-] or a double mouse click, you can use
CTRL-T, 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.

Anyway, you can use CTRL-] on any word, also when it is not within |, and Vim
will try to find help for it.  Especially for options in single quotes, e.g.