vimdot - Man Page

Combined text editor and dot viewer


vimdot [file]


vimdot is a simple script which launches the gvim or vim editor along with a GUI window showing the dot output of the edited file.  The dot output window automatically refreshes everytime the file is saved in the editor.

If no filename is given, vimdot will use 'noname.gv' and initialise it with an example graph to get you started.

The GUI window (provided by "dot -Txlib") supports zooming using the mouse scroll-wheel, and panning by holding the scroll-wheel down and dragging.

See Also

vim(1), dot(1)


vimdot was written by John Ellson <>

This manual page was written by David Claughton <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).


Jan 31, 2010