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How to get C/C++ Language Help in Eclipse?

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Hi,

I really like Visual Studio because I can press F1 (help) on fwrite()
or printf() and see a help screen showing how to use the function. Is
there a way to get similar functionality in Eclipse for C++?

THANKS!
John

Nov 22 '05 #1
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jo********@hotmail.com wrote:
I really like Visual Studio because I can press F1 (help) on
fwrite() or printf() and see a help screen showing how to use the
function. Is there a way to get similar functionality in Eclipse
for C++?


I'd open a console and enter "man 3 printf".

Regards,
Björn

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Nov 22 '05 #2

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jo********@hotmail.com wrote:
Hi,

I really like Visual Studio because I can press F1 (help) on fwrite()
or printf() and see a help screen showing how to use the function. Is
there a way to get similar functionality in Eclipse for C++?


I don't know on which editor Eclipse is based upon, but in vi, you just
put the cursor on the command and press K (upper case k).

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If failure had no penalty success would not be a prize
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Nov 22 '05 #3

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jo********@hotmail.com wrote:
I really like Visual Studio because I can press F1 (help) on fwrite()
or printf() and see a help screen showing how to use the function. Is
there a way to get similar functionality in Eclipse for C++?


I know that the C/C++ editor (CDT) in Eclipse does lookups in the headers
for usage, but I don't use it enough myself to know how to get it to look
up man pages. I would recommend the eclipse CDT editor newsgroup.

I think it's called eclipse.cdt, as you would expect, but you need to
register to get a password use their news server (news.eclipse.org). Info
about the group and registering is here:

http://www.eclipse.org/newsgroups/index.html

HTH,
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John McCallum
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Nov 22 '05 #4

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