Close buffers smartly.
Because Vim's vanilla buffer closing/deletion becomes painful as soon as you start working with multiple buffers and windows.
sbd allows you to close buffers while leaving your window layout intact. As a bonus, deleting a special buffer (e.g. quickfix, help, directory, scratch, etc) will automatically close the window holding it. Making these special buffers easier to deal with.
If you don't have a preferred installation method, I recommend installing pathogen, and then run:
cd ~/.vim/bundle git clone git://github.com/orftz/sbd.vim.git
Then, add the following to your vimrc, as-is or tweaked to your taste:
nnoremap <silent> <leader>bd :Sbd<CR>
Once help tags have been generated, you can view the manual with
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