Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Beginning and End of a Buffer

Hitting "gg" in normal mode will take you to the first line of the current buffer. Hitting "G" will take you to the end of the current buffer.

6 comments:

Nico said...

Combined with visual blocks this is a really useful tip (vgg & vG)

bibliotranstornado said...

I usualy use 1G to go to the first line but gg is one key less (the shift key for uppercase G).

I will use your trick.

Thanks

Seth said...

To follow-up on what Nico said, I use ggvG to visually select the entire file.

djib said...

And if you're a gamer, gg should be easy enough to remember.

Anonymous said...

you can open a file on the command line and automatically put the cursor on the last line by typing:

vim + file

If you want vim to start at a specific line you can do the following instead:

vim +LINENUMBER file

laufbloggen said...

To follow-up on what Seth said, interestingly enough I found out that ggvG does not visually select quite the entire file. So to make this command really general : If the last line is not empty - you can never know it always is - you would have to do ggvG$ ($ meaning shift 4) for that.
And if you want to be sure to delete or e.g replace the whole content in a file with the word blubber - which is something like foo baar I guess - you would have to do
ggvG$cblubber
if I do not mistaken.