Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: 2001 April 2
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vimtutor - the Vim tutor
vimtutor [-g] [language]
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
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 Vim script used to copy the
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.
It was modified for
by Bram Moolenaar.
For the names of the translators see the tutor files.