Viewing Man Pages in Vim

viewing man pages in vim

Vim has a “built-in” functionality of displaying man pages. To activate this, add this to your .vimrc

runtime ftplugin/man.vim

This will load a standard plugin shipped with vim. You are now able to view the man page of a command with the vim command :Man. For example, if you want to know what the c function sbrk does, type

:Man 2 sbrk

If the function is already in the buffer, put the cursor on the function and hit K (as in Shift-k) to view the manual page of it. This only works on functions without hyphens.