sponsor Vim development Vim logo Vim Book Ad

Vinfo : Read Info documentation files

 script karma  Rating 1/1, Downloaded by 685  Comments, bugs, improvements  Vim wiki

created by
Daniel Campoverde
script type

Vinfo is a Vim plugin that allows you to read Info documentation files right inside a Vim session in a Vim-help fashioned way or from a shell just the way you normally use Info.


Vinfo can be used right inside a Vim session or from a shell using an alias.

Use inside Vim

You can use Vinfo inside Vim with:

:Vinfo doc

Where doc is the Info documentation to read.

Example: Read Glibc Info documentation

:Vinfo libc

Use outside Vim

When your are not inside a Vim session but in the shell prompt you can invoke Vinfo as a command by using the following shell script:

    #! /bin/sh
    vim -c \"Vinfo $1\" -c 'only'

Save it in /usr/bin/ as a file named vinfo, give it execution permission with:

$ chmod +x /usr/bin/vinfo

Then from your shell you can read a DOC with:

$ vinfo doc
install details

* Vinfo is Pathogen/ Vundle compatible.

* Or install it manually by copying the files to the corresponding locations.

rate this script Life Changing Helpful Unfulfilling 
script versions (upload new version)

Click on the package to download.

package script version date Vim version user release notes
vinfo.tar.gz 0.1 2015-03-02 7.0 Daniel Campoverde Initial upload
ip used for rating:

If you have questions or remarks about this site, visit the vimonline development pages. Please use this site responsibly.
Questions about Vim should go to the maillist. Help Bram help Uganda.