This is a question about using the help docs. I find Vim's documentation really easy to navigate, I've done it a lot, and there was the user manual to explain the system. But I find neovim's documentation really tough! If you wanna look up how to do :help map in Lua, you have to say :help lua-keymap or :help vim.keymap. You have to know to look up lua-keymap or vim.map.

Are there resources that help you browse through the Lua help docs? I am really struggling here. I have been using ChatGPT to look stuff up; it works, but it kinda sucks. I feel like I'm shooting in the dark every time I go to the docs, whereas with Vim I felt like everything was there and made sense!


I want to run a Vim command: highlight Normal guibg=None. I want to run it in Lua (because I want to learn the interface fluently, not because I need to use Lua). I can easily do this like so: vim.cmd("highlight Normal guibg=None").

There's also a neovim way to do it, but I never would have learned about this if not for Google.


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.