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Yii API manual plugin for VIM

Yii API plugin for VIM

This is the API manual for Yii as VIM plugin.


Download the files from here, extract the package and move the docs/ directory to your ~/.vim directory.

Alternatively you can use a plugin manager like Vundle (recommended).

If the help is not available after installation, you can try to issue this command in VIM:

:helptags ~/.vimrc/doc


There's no real configuration required for this plugin. After installing it, you can ask for help on Yii classes like this:

:help CWebUser

If you want to use keyword search (which allows to press <S-k> over any keyword) then you should add this line to your .vimrc:

autocmd BufNewFile,Bufread *.php set keywordprg="help"

Create custom version

The package also contains the Yii command that was used to create the help files. This command requires a copy of Yii somewhere. If you extracted this package to /tmp/yii-api-vim you can create the helpfiles in /tmp/yii-api-vim/doc like this:

git clone /tmp/yii-repo
cd /tmp/yii-repo/build

export YII_CONSOLE_COMMANDS=/tmp/yii-api-vim/yii_commands/
./build vimapi /tmp/yii-api-vim/doc

Again you may have to call :helptags /tmp/yii-api-vim/doc after the above command.

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