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cmdlinehelp : Display help on the command currently being edited in the command line

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created by
Tom Link
script type
Has this ever happened to you? You are typing a command and cannot remember
whether that particular option is an "u" or an "o". cmdlinehelp to the

When editing a command line, press <c-o> (see also |g:cmdlinehelpMapView|)
to display help on the command currently being edited.

Use <c-pageup>/<c-pagedown> to scroll the help window.

This plugin was inspired by a post by Marcel Boon to vim_use:
install details
Edit the vba file and type:

    :so %

See :help vimball for details. If you have difficulties or use vim 7.0,
please make sure, you have the current version of vimball (vimscript
#1502) installed or update your runtime.

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
cmdlinehelp.vba.gz 0.5 2008-07-09 7.0 Tom Link - Support for command with a bang [!]
- For :call, :echo[m] show help on the function not the command
- g:cmdlinehelpTable may contain references to custom helper function
- The keys in g:cmdlinehelpTable are regexps
- Don't scroll down one line in the tag preview
cmdlinehelp.vba.gz 0.4 2008-07-02 7.0 Tom Link - For :set, :setlocal, :let show help on the option/variable, not the command
- Catch e426 error.
- Added debug to g:cmdlinehelpIgnore
cmdlinehelp.vba.gz 0.3 2008-07-01 7.0 Tom Link - Prefixes for cheat sheets: g:cmdlinehelpPrefixes
- Display the help on the top of the preview window
cmdlinehelp.vba.gz 0.2 2008-07-01 7.0 Tom Link - g:cmdlinehelpTable
- FIX: wrong window after scrolling
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