VIM Keyboard Shortcuts

by Rekha 2009-12-22 17:21:45

The following are few useful vim text editor keyboard short cuts for moving around while editing text files.

Open any file, for example
$ vim /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

1. Go to the first line
gg or 1 shift g or :0 (zero) Enter


2. Go to the last line.
Shift g or :$ Enter


3. Go to line 8
8 shift g


4. To scroll down one screen
Ctrl f


5. To scroll up one screen
Ctrl b


6. First position on line
0(zero)


7. Last position on line
$


8. Go to matching parenthesis
%


9. Right, left, up, down respectively.
l, h, k, j

Or You can also use arrow keys

10. Where Am I?
Ctrl g

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