Zeal - offline documentation browser for software developers

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Zeal - offline documentation browser for software developers

Post by pjj » 01 Sep 2016 12:44

I just learnt from the invaluable gHacks blog about Zeal, free and versatile offline documentation browser for software developers. I have installed it immediately and became a zealot of Zeal ;) It is very handy, I can tell you that.
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Zeal internally downloads and manages many (198 as of writing) documentation sets and can be easily integrated with RJ TE as a tool, you just need to use

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--query [CurrentWord]
as an argument. This could be tweaked even further, namely it could be used as

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--query [docsetname]:[CurrentWord]
docsetname being e.g. php. css, python etc. The thing is [FileExt] cannot be used as docsetname because it comes with a leading dot (a bug?). Anyway, I'm going to fill a request to have another keyword available, namely highlighter, which would be even better.
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Re: Zeal - offline documentation browser for software develo

Post by ethanpil » 06 Oct 2016 22:10

Wow! Thanks. Its rare to come across something so amazing that I haven't heard of before!

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Re: Zeal - offline documentation browser for software develo

Post by pjj » 07 Oct 2016 07:09

Yes, this is very helpful indeed, but the latest update (0.3.0) is still rough at the edges, frequently hangs etc. so my advise is: don't rush it (I had to uninstall it and install previous version again.)
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