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created February 24, 2001 · complexity basic · author Yegappan · version 5.7


To jump to the beginning of a C code block (while, switch, if etc), use the [{ command.

To jump to the end of a C code block (while, switch, if etc), use the ]} command.

The above two commands will work from anywhere inside the code block.

To jump to the beginning of a parenthesis use the [( command.

To jump to the end of a parenthesis use the ]) command.

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Related to these motion commands are [[ and ]]

  • [[ : sections backward or to the previous '{' in the first column.
  • ]] : sections backward or to the previous '{' in the first column.
  • [] : sections backward or to the previous '}' in the first column.

This has specially help me in jumping to the top of the functions and jumping from one function to the next function. May be our coding convention played a part in this


To jump to the beginning/end of a function that does not have a "{" in the first column, there is a work around in the Vim documentation. Try ":help [[" and search for "map" in that text.


What's the different between this and just searching "/ or ?" for the braces?

I thought this might be a smarter search, but "[{" will still match in open curlies inside a comment.

 /} will not work for nested {}.

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