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To get the vim user-manual I am doing

vi test

and then, once the file is opened, I do

:help user-manual

This opens up a split window, which makes reading manual inconvenient to read. How do I only open the user-manual in the full window ?

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:h user-manual | only


only : Make the current window the only one on the screen. All other windows are closed.

See: :h only


Open from terminal:

vi[m] -c 'h user-manual|only'
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After opening the user manual, type :only to close all other windows.

Or, you can just read the manual online at VimDoc.

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