If you use DashDoc (see http://kapeli.com/dash), it can be integrated with editor or Eclipse to allow automatically find selected text in Dash documentation sets:

Sublime Text

This is easy - there is DashDoc plugin - https://sublime.wbond.net/packages/DashDoc
The plugin is OS-X specific, because the DashDoc is

  • Start Package Control (Cmd-Shift-P)
  • select Install Package (type Install)
  • select DashDoc

The Ctrl-H does the search

Eclipse

There is opensource plugin for it at https://github.com/justinkb/DashLookup#readme.

  • clone the repo - https://github.com/justinkb/DashLookup#readme
  • Open Eclipse and Import project to Workspace
  • Build it
  • Select ‘Export deployable plugin and Fragments’ and install to host:

Bind the command DashLookup (Preferences -> General -> Keys) to keys of your choice

Vim

See https://github.com/rizzatti/dash.vim#readme

I am using Pathogen, so

cd ~/.vim/bundle
git clone https://github.com/rizzatti/funcoo.vim.git
git clone https://github.com/rizzatti/dash.vim.git

The submodule file needs to be edited with these locations:

.vim $ cat .gitmodules | pbcopy
 
[submodule "bundle/vim-fugitive"]
	path = bundle/vim-fugitive
	url = git://github.com/tpope/vim-fugitive.git
	ignore = untracked
[submodule "bundle/vim-pathogen"]
	path = bundle/vim-pathogen
	url = git://github.com/tpope/vim-pathogen.git
	ignore = untracked
[submodule "bundle/tlib_vim"]
	path = bundle/tlib_vim
	url = git://github.com/tomtom/tlib_vim.git
	ignore = untracked
[submodule "bundle/vim-unimpaired"]
	path = bundle/vim-unimpaired
	url = git://github.com/tpope/vim-unimpaired.git
	ignore = untracked
[submodule "bundle/funcoo.vim"]
	path = bundle/funcoo.vim
	url = https://github.com/rizzatti/funcoo.vim.git
	ignore = untracked
[submodule "bundle/dash.vim"]
	path = bundle/dash.vim
	url = https://github.com/rizzatti/dash.vim.git
	ignore = untracked

The new command is :Dash and the mapping to search word under cursor is

:nmap <silent> <leader>d <Plug>DashSearch
:nmap <silent> <leader>D <Plug>DashGlobalSearch

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