The default man page readers (less, more, or most) are not very usable. You can page through the content and that’s about it. Imagine reading and navigating man pages with vim and being able to use your favorite vim plugins and shortcuts to highlight words, delete boring parts, find all matches, use marks, quickly jump around, and copy/past text. Now you can with Superman! It’s a neat vim plugin that I just found that let’s you do just that. Use the
:SuperMan ls command to read the man page of
ls. To use it from the shell, call
vim -c "SuperMan ls". In my shell, I have replaced the original
man command with
vim -c "SuperMan $@" and so should you. See you next time!