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Geanydoc is plugin for Geany IDE that allow execute specified commands on the current word at the cursor position. This word is passed as an argument to these commands. It allow either place output of these commands in geany buffer *DOC* or just execute external program. Geanydoc is intended to be used for searching documentation API in different sources.

In order to use it you need Geany >= 0.16.


geanydoc define 2 keyboard shortcut "Document current word" and "Document interactive" First you need to assign key to them in "Edit->Preferences->Keybinding->Doc".

"Document current word" search documentation on the current word near cursor position. "Document interactive" search documentation on word you enter in interactive dialog.


geanydoc allow to execute different commands for different filetypes. Use combobox to select type you need.

"Put output in buffer" if you check this checkbox geanydoc will execute command wait for it's exit and place it's output in geany buffer. If you have this button unchecked geanydoc will simply spawn command and forgot about it.

NOTE: if you have multiple command all commands but last are treated as "Put output in buffer" true. This checkbox is used only for last command.

If you specify several commands, second command will be called only if first one didn't return something in output.


geanydoc is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. A copy of this license can be found in the file COPYING included with the source code of this program.

Ideas, questions, patches and bug reports

If you add something, or fix a bug, please send a patch (in 'diff -u' format) to the geany mailing list or to one of the authors listed bellow.


Use static functions where possible. Try to use GLib types and functions - e.g. g_free instead of free and try to use only GLib 2.6 and GTK 2.6 functions.


The file contains information about the current code style. Run this script before commit.


geanydoc is part of the combined Geany Plugins release. For more information and downloads, please visit //


Yura Siamashka yurand2(at)gmail(dot)com

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