vim-dict : The Dict client for Vim
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vim-dict is a dict client. It uses curl to connect to dict servers, so make sure you have curl installed.
The most recent version can be found on github: https://github.com/szw/vim-dict
To lookup a word (or words) in the dictionary use Dict command:
:Dict start up
The Dict command uses hosts and databases defined in the g:dict_hosts global list. By default it is set to [["dict.org", ["all"]]] (the format will be explained a bit later).
Dict command can use a current word under the cursor. Just move the cursor to a word and type in the command line:
You can also select words in the visual mode with help of the DictSelection command:
There are just a few global variables (options) you may set in the .vimrc file.
The most important one is a list g:dict_hosts mentioned earlier. It combines hosts/databases used by vim-dict. The list entries are lists themselves and share the following format:
["host_name", ["database1", "database2", ...]]
The sample extract from someone's ~/.vimrc file could look like this:
let g:dict_hosts = [
\["dict.mova.org", ["slovnyk_en-pl", "slovnyk_pl-en"]]
Moreover vim-dict can help you figure out what databases are available on your servers. There is a special command for this:
You can even open your .vimrc and provide some host urls only:
let g:dict_hosts = [
Then save and reload .vimrc, perform DictShowDb and yank-paste the databases you want :).
The list of DICT servers can be found on the internet, e.g. here.
If set to 1 vim-dict leaves the preview window (the focus remains on the current window). By default it is set to 0.
let g:dict_leave_pw = 0
This variable holds the curl command to be fired by Dict function. You will find it handy if curl is not on your $PATH environment variable. By default it is set to "curl".
let g:dict_curl_command = "curl"
Sometimes you might want to add additional options to the curl invocation, e.g. additonal proxy settings. By default it defines only the connection timeout. Notice, the option -s (silent) is always present regardless of this variable.
let g:dict_curl_options = "--connect-timeout 30"
Copyright © 2012 Szymon Wrozynski. Distributed under the same terms as Vim itself. See :help license
|Place in ~/.vim/plugin/dict.vim or in case of Pathogen:
git clone https://github.com/szw/vim-dict.git
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