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How to jump back and forward in Vim

📅 2013-Feb-17 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 📚 Archive

Scrolling left, right, up and down is easy in Vim using the hjkl keys. But, you can also move around by jumping between the results of a search or many other non-scrolling methods to change positions. It is easy to jump back and forward among these jump locations in Vim.

To jump back to an older jump position, press Ctrl-o

To jump forward to a newer jump position, press Ctrl-i

To view the jump list of cursor positions maintained by Vim, type :jumps

For more information see jump-motions in the Vim help documentation.

Tried with: Vim 7.3 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS