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The commands that are regarded as "jumps" include searching, substitute and marks. Scrolling through a file is not regarded as jumping.
 
The commands that are regarded as "jumps" include searching, substitute and marks. Scrolling through a file is not regarded as jumping.
   
The jump list is saved between edits (provided the <tt>'viminfo'</tt> option has the '''<tt>'</tt>''' parameter), so you can see where jumps occurred from previous editing sessions. {{help|'viminfo'}}
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The jump list is saved between edits (provided the <code>'viminfo'</code> option has the '''<code>'</code>''' parameter), so you can see where jumps occurred from previous editing sessions. {{help|'viminfo'}}
   
 
==Using a jump list==
 
==Using a jump list==
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Your current location in the jump list is indicated with '<tt>></tt>', and the first number in each row is a count that can be used to jump to that position. For example, after pressing Ctrl-O three times, the <tt>:jumps</tt> command may show something like this:
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Your current location in the jump list is indicated with '<code>></code>', and the first number in each row is a count that can be used to jump to that position. For example, after pressing Ctrl-O three times, the <code>:jumps</code> command may show something like this:
 
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jump line col file/text
 
jump line col file/text
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*Ctrl-I to jump to line 39 in the current buffer.
 
*Ctrl-I to jump to line 39 in the current buffer.
 
*Ctrl-O to jump to line 89 in the current buffer.
 
*Ctrl-O to jump to line 89 in the current buffer.
*<tt>4</tt> then Ctrl-O to jump to line 102 in file <tt>somefile.txt</tt>.
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*<code>4</code> then Ctrl-O to jump to line 102 in file <code>somefile.txt</code>.
*<tt>3</tt> then Ctrl-I to jump to line 53 in the current buffer.
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*<code>3</code> then Ctrl-I to jump to line 53 in the current buffer.
   
 
In the example above:
 
In the example above:

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created 2001 · complexity basic · author Yegappan · version 6.0


Vim remembers the locations you have recently visited (where you jumped from). Each position (file name, column number, line number) is recorded in a jump list, and each window has a separate jump list that records the last 100 positions where a jump occurred.

The commands that are regarded as "jumps" include searching, substitute and marks. Scrolling through a file is not regarded as jumping.

The jump list is saved between edits (provided the 'viminfo' option has the ' parameter), so you can see where jumps occurred from previous editing sessions. :help 'viminfo'

Using a jump listEdit

Like a web browser, you can go back, then forward:

  • Press Ctrl-O to jump back to the previous (older) location.
  • Press Ctrl-I (same as Tab) to jump forward to the next (newer) location.

Display the jump list for the current window with:

:jumps

Your current location in the jump list is indicated with '>', and the first number in each row is a count that can be used to jump to that position. For example, after pressing Ctrl-O three times, the :jumps command may show something like this:

 jump line  col file/text
   4   102    0 somefile.txt
   3    93    0 -invalid-
   2    23    0 the current line 23 is shown here
   1    89   34 the current line 89 is shown here
>  0    22   40 Display the jump list for the current window with:
   1    39    0 the current line 39 is shown here
   2   995    0 anotherfile.txt
   3    53  102 the current line 53 is shown here

Given the above, you could press:

  • Ctrl-I to jump to line 39 in the current buffer.
  • Ctrl-O to jump to line 89 in the current buffer.
  • 4 then Ctrl-O to jump to line 102 in file somefile.txt.
  • 3 then Ctrl-I to jump to line 53 in the current buffer.

In the example above:

  • The last line was added to the jump list when the first Ctrl-O was pressed (so you can return to the initial position: line 53, column 102).
  • Line 93 in the current buffer no longer exists (the jump location is invalid).

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