vim - Vi IMproved, a programmers text editor

          vim [options] [file ..]
          vim [options] -t tag
          vim [options] -e [errorfile]

          Vim is a text editor that is upwards compatible to vi. It
          can be used to edit any ASCII text. It is especially useful
          for editing programs.

          There are a lot of enhancements above vi: multi level undo,
          multi windows and buffers, command line editing, filename
          completion, on-line help, visual selection, etc..  Read
          difference.doc for a summary of the differences between vi
          and Vim.

          Most often Vim is started to edit a single file with the

               vim file

          More generally VIM is started with:

               vim [options] [filelist]

          If the filelist is missing, the editor will start with an
          empty buffer.  Otherwise exactly one out of the following
          three may be used to choose one or more files to be edited.

          file ..     A list of file names. The first one
                      (alphabetically) will be the current file and
                      read into the buffer. The cursor will be
                      positioned on the first line of the buffer. You
                      can get to the other files with the ":next"

          -t {tag}    The file to edit and the initial cursor position
                      depends on a "tag", a sort of goto label. {tag}
                      is looked up in the tags file, the associated
                      file becomes the current file and the associated
                      command is executed. Mostly this is used for C
                      programs. {tag} then should be a function name.
                      The effect is that the file containing that
                      function becomes the current file and the cursor
                      is positioned on the start of the function (see
                      reference.doc, section "tag searches").

          -e [errorfile]
                      Start in quickFix mode. The file [errorfile] is
                      read and the first error is displayed. If
                      [errorfile] is omitted the file name is obtained
                      from the 'errorfile' option (defaults to
                      "AztecC.Err" for the Amiga, "errors" on other
                      systems). Further errors can be jumped to with
                      the ":cn" command. See reference.doc section

          The options, if present, must precede the filelist. The
          options may be given in any order.

          -r          Recovery mode. The swap file is used to recover
                      a crashed editing session. The swap file is a
                      file with the same file name as the text file
                      with ".swp" appended. See reference.doc, chapter
                      "Recovery after a crash".

          -v          View mode. The 'readonly' option will be set.
                      You can still edit the buffer, but will be
                      prevented from accidently overwriting a file. If
                      you do want to overwrite a file, add an
                      exclamation mark to the Ex command, as in ":w!".
                      The -v option also implies the -n option (see
                      below).  The 'readonly' option can be reset with
                      ":set noro" (see reference.doc, options

          -b          Binary. A few options will be set that makes it
                      possible to edit a binary or executable file.

          +[num]      For the first file the cursor will be positioned
                      on line "num". If "num" is missing, the cursor
                      will be positioned on the last line.

          +/pat       For the first file the cursor will be positioned
                      on the first occurrence of "pat" (see
                      reference.doc, section "pattern searches" for
                      the available search patterns).


          -c {command}
                      {command} will be executed after the first file
                      has been read. {command} is interpreted as an Ex
                      command. If the {command} contains spaces it
                      must be enclosed in double quotes (this depends
                      on the shell that is used).  Example: Vim "+set
                      si" main.c

          -x          (Amiga only) Vim is not restarted to open a new
                      window. This option should be used when Vim is
                      executed by a program that will wait for the
                      edit session to finish (e.g. mail). The ":sh"
                      and ":!" commands will not work.

          -o[N]       Open N windows. When N is omitted, open one
                      window for each file.

          -n          No swap file will be used. Recovery after a
                      crash will be impossible. Handy if you want to
                      edit a file on a very slow medium (e.g. floppy).
                      Can also be done with ":set uc=0". Can be undone
                      with ":set uc=200".

          -s {scriptin}
                      The script file {scriptin} is read. The
                      characters in the file are interpreted as if you
                      had typed them. The same can be done with the
                      command ":source! {scriptin}". If the end of the
                      file is reached before the editor exits, further
                      characters are read from the keyboard.

          -w {scriptout}
                      All the characters that you type are recorded in
                      the file {scriptout}, until you exit VIM. This
                      is useful if you want to create a script file to
                      be used with "vim -s" or ":source!".

          -T terminal Tells Vim the name of the terminal you are
                      using. Should be a terminal known to Vim
                      (builtin) or defined in the termcap file.

          -d device   Open "device" for use as a terminal. Only on the
                      Amiga. Example: "-d con:20/30/600/150".

          Vim documentation:

                      A complete reference of Vim (long)

                      Explanation of the multi windows and buffers
                      commands and options

          index:      Overview of all command characters (useful when
                      adding new mappings)

                      Overview of the differences between vi and Vim

          unix.doc:   Unix-specific comments

          vim.hlp:    File used by the on-line help (short)

          Most of VIM was made by Bram Moolenaar.
          VIM is based on Stevie, worked on by: Tim Thompson, Tony
          Andrews and G.R. (Fred) Walter