Learning the Vim help is an incredibly important part of vim!
Get the fancy PDF version
Grab a fancy PDF Version and always keep it on hand. :)
Use the index Luke (Dave, Ed, whatever)
This is a great way to be reminded what Vim can do!
|What||What you get|
|:help index||points to an index of every command in every mode|
|:index||points to an index of every ex mode command|
|:help normal-||points to an index of every normal mode command|
|:help insert-||points to an index of every insert mode command|
Get specific help
It is possible to go directly to whatever you want help on, by giving an argument to the :help command. It is possible to further specify the context:
|Normal mode command||(nothing)||:help x|
|Visual mode command||v_||:help v_u|
|Insert mode command||i_||:help i_<Esc>|
|Command-line command||:||:help :quit|
|Command-line editing||c_||:help c_<Del>|
|Vim command argument||-||:help -r|
|Search flags||/||:help /\U|
|Substitution flags||s/||:help s/\&|
Search for help
Type :help word, then hit CTRL-D to see matching help entries for "word". Or use :helpgrep word.