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% VIMPAGER(1) vimpager user manual % Rafael Kitover rkitover@gmail.com % November 24, 2013

NAME

vimpager - less.sh replacement

SYNOPSIS

cat some_file | vimpager

DESCRIPTION

A slightly more sophisticated replacement for less.sh that also supports being set as the PAGER environment variable. Displays man pages, perldocs and python documentation properly. Works on Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OSX, Cygwin and msys. Should work on most other systems as well.

On GitHub: http://github.com/rkitover/vimpager

To use it as as your PAGER: put these in your ~/.bashrc or ~/.zshrc

export PAGER=~/bin/vimpager
alias less=$PAGER
alias zless=$PAGER

To use a different vimrc with vimpager, put your settings into a ~/.vimpagerrc or ~/.vim/vimpagerrc or a file pointed to by the VIMPAGER_RC environment variable.

You can also have a global config file for all users in /etc/vimpagerrc, users can override it by creating a ~/.vimpagerrc or a ~/.vim/vimpagerrc.

To disable loading plugins, put "set noloadplugins" into a vimpagerrc file.

You can also switch on the "vimpager" variable in your vimrc to set alternate settings for vimpager.

Put the following into your .vimrc/vimpagerrc if you want to use gvim/MacVim for your pager window:

let vimpager_use_gvim = 1

To pass through text that is smaller than the terminal height (without highlighting, at present) use this:

let vimpager_passthrough = 1

To start vim with -X (no x11 connection, a bit faster startup) put the following into your .vimrc/vimpagerrc:

let vimpager_disable_x11 = 1

The scroll offset (:help scrolloff), may be specified by placing the following into your .vimrc/vimpagerrc (default = 5, disable = 0):

let vimpager_scrolloff = 5

The process tree of vimpager is available in the "vimpager_ptree" variable, an example usage is as follows:

if exists("vimpager")
  if exists("vimpager_ptree") && vimpager_ptree[-2] == 'wman'
    set ft=man
  endif
endif

COMMAND LINE OPTIONS

+ | +G

Start at the end of the file, just like less.

-c cmd

Run a vim command after opening the file.

CYGWIN NOTES

The Cygwin gvim is very buggy, vimpager works correctly with the native Windows gvim, just put it in your PATH.

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2013, Rafael Kitover rkitover@gmail.com

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

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