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Mastering Vim by Ruslan Osipov

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Navigating text

We've covered some basic movements (by characters, words, and paragraphs), but Vim supports a lot more options for navigation.

Check the following if you want some movement within the current line:

  • As you already know, h and l move the cursor left and right, respectively
  • t (until) followed by a character allows you to search the line for that character and place the cursor before the character, while T allows you to search backward
  • f (find) followed by a character allows you to search the current line for that character and move the cursor to the character, while F allows you to search backward
  • _ takes you to the beginning of the line and $ takes you to the end of the line
A word consists of numbers, letters, and underscores. ...

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