jVi help files

This is an HTML version of the jVi help pages. They are almost entirely copied from the Vim help pages. Those familiar with the vim help pages will notice that there is much less information here; that is because jVi has fewer features and is not as fully documented.

Quick links: help overview · quick reference · reference manual toc · command index

help.txt      For jVi version 1.3.1.  Last change: 2010 Dec 27

                    JVI REFERENCE - 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-T or 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.
                    It is possible to further specify the context:
                          WHAT                  PREPEND    EXAMPLE      
                      Normal mode command      (nothing)   :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'
  Search for help:  Type ":help word", then hit CTRL-D to see matching
                    help entries for "word".

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
iccf          Helping poor children in Uganda

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)
index.txt     alphabetical index of all commands
help-tags     all the tags you can jump to (index of tags)
uganda.txt    Vim distribution conditions and what to do with your money

Basic editing 
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)

Advanced editing 
options.txt   description of all options
pattern.txt   regexp patterns and search commands
map.txt       key mapping and abbreviations
tagsearch.txt tags and special searches
windows.txt   commands for using multiple windows and buffers
tabpage.txt   commands for using multiple tab pages
fold.txt      hide (fold) ranges of lines

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
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.


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