vimtutor - the Vim tutor
vimtutor [-g] [language]
starts the Vim
tutor. It copies the tutor file first, so
that it can be modified without changing the original file.
is useful for people that want to learn their first
The optional argument -g starts vimtutor with gvim rather than vim, if the GUI
version of vim is available, or falls back to Vim if gvim is not found.
The optional [language] argument is the two-letter name of a language, like
"it" or "es". If the [language] argument is missing, the
language of the current locale will be used. If a tutor in this language is
available, it will be used. Otherwise the English version will be used.
is always started in Vi compatible mode.
- The Vimtutor text file(s).
- The Vim script used to copy the Vimtutor text file.
was originally written for Vi by Michael C. Pierce and
Robert K. Ware, Colorado School of Mines using ideas supplied by Charles
Smith, Colorado State University. E-mail: email@example.com.
It was modified for Vim
by Bram Moolenaar. For the names of the
translators see the tutor files.