% type bindkey
bindkey is a shell builtin
So its documentation is in the zsh manual, not in a man page of its own. Although there's a
man zshbuiltins, the
bindkey builtin is not documented there because it's part of a semi-autonomous piece of zsh, the line editor zle, and so it's documented in
You can find the documentation by running
run-help bindkey in zsh, or pressing M-h while the cursor is on a
bindkey command. This requires
run-help to be properly set up, which for some reason is not the case by default: it's an alias to
man. To get a useful
run-help, put these lines in your
unalias run-help 2>/dev/null
autoload -U run-help
man zshall. Or if you're browsing a hypertext version of the manual, use the functions index, which also lists builtins.
vicmd is the keymap used in vi command mode.
push-line is an editor widget, which have their own index. So this command makes
q “pause” the current line in vi command mode (for some reason this feature, which is indeed useful, is only bound to a key by default in emacs mode).