Read Man Pages with Vim


Vim SuperMan by Jake Zimmerman is a Vim plugin that allows you to read man pages with Vim instead of the default pager. You'll have to add a function to your shell's settings to make it work -- follow the example in the readme to make vman command work.

I tried it out and I thought it worked well. I prefer being able to search and navigate the text using the Vim commands, and the syntax highlight for man pages looks great.

Jake wrote a blog post with more details about the project: Vim as a Man Page Viewer. I noticed he posted it to Hacker News as well: Show HN: Vim SuperMan.

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