vimtutor

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NAME
       vimtutor - the Vim tutor

SYNOPSIS
       vimtutor [-g] [language]

DESCRIPTION
       Vimtutor starts the Vim tutor.  It copies the tutor file first, so that
       it can be modified without changing the original file.

       The Vimtutor is useful for people that want to learn their first Vim
       commands.

       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.

       Vim is always started in Vi compatible mode.

FILES
       /usr/share/vim/vim82/tutor/tutor[.language]
                      The Vimtutor text file(s).

       /usr/share/vim/vim82/tutor/tutor.vim
                      The Vim script used to copy the Vimtutor text file.

AUTHOR
       The Vimtutor 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: bware@mines.colorado.edu.
       It was modified for Vim by Bram Moolenaar.  For the names of the
       translators see the tutor files.

SEE ALSO
       vim(1)



                                  2001 April 2                       VIMTUTOR(1)