Index

Nvim :help pages, generated from source using the tree-sitter-vimdoc parser.


This file contains a list of all commands for each mode, with a tag and a short description. The lists are sorted on ASCII value.
Tip: When looking for certain functionality, use a search command. E.g., to look for deleting something, use: "/delete".
For an overview of options see option-list. For an overview of built-in functions see functions. For a list of Vim variables see vim-variable.

1. Insert mode insert-index

tag char action in Insert mode
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[email protected] [email protected] insert previously inserted text and stop insert i_CTRL-A CTRL-A insert previously inserted text i_CTRL-C CTRL-C quit insert mode, without checking for abbreviation i_CTRL-D CTRL-D delete one shiftwidth of indent in the current line i_CTRL-E CTRL-E insert the character which is below the cursor CTRL-F not used (but by default it's in 'cinkeys' to re-indent the current line) i_CTRL-G_j CTRL-G CTRL-J line down, to column where inserting started i_CTRL-G_j CTRL-G j line down, to column where inserting started i_CTRL-G_j CTRL-G <Down> line down, to column where inserting started i_CTRL-G_k CTRL-G CTRL-K line up, to column where inserting started i_CTRL-G_k CTRL-G k line up, to column where inserting started i_CTRL-G_k CTRL-G <Up> line up, to column where inserting started i_CTRL-G_u CTRL-G u start new undoable edit i_CTRL-G_U CTRL-G U don't break undo with next cursor movement i_<BS> <BS> delete character before the cursor i_digraph {char1}<BS>{char2} enter digraph (only when 'digraph' option set) i_CTRL-H CTRL-H same as <BS> i_<Tab> <Tab> insert a <Tab> character i_CTRL-I CTRL-I same as <Tab> i_<NL> <NL> same as <CR> i_CTRL-J CTRL-J same as <CR> i_CTRL-K CTRL-K {char1} {char2} enter digraph i_<CR> <CR> begin new line i_CTRL-M CTRL-M same as <CR> i_CTRL-N CTRL-N find next match for keyword in front of the cursor i_CTRL-O CTRL-O execute a single command and return to insert mode i_CTRL-P CTRL-P find previous match for keyword in front of the cursor i_CTRL-Q CTRL-Q same as CTRL-V, unless used for terminal control flow i_CTRL-SHIFT-Q CTRL-SHIFT-Q {char} like CTRL-Q unless tui-modifyOtherKeys is active i_CTRL-R CTRL-R {register} insert the contents of a register i_CTRL-R_CTRL-R CTRL-R CTRL-R {register} insert the contents of a register literally i_CTRL-R_CTRL-O CTRL-R CTRL-O {register} insert the contents of a register literally and don't auto-indent i_CTRL-R_CTRL-P CTRL-R CTRL-P {register} insert the contents of a register literally and fix indent. CTRL-S not used or used for terminal control flow i_CTRL-T CTRL-T insert one shiftwidth of indent in current line i_CTRL-U CTRL-U delete all entered characters in the current line i_CTRL-V CTRL-V {char} insert next non-digit literally i_CTRL-SHIFT-V CTRL-SHIFT-V {char} like CTRL-V unless tui-modifyOtherKeys is active i_CTRL-V_digit CTRL-V {number} insert three digit decimal number as a single byte. i_CTRL-W CTRL-W delete word before the cursor i_CTRL-X CTRL-X {mode} enter CTRL-X sub mode, see i_CTRL-X_index i_CTRL-Y CTRL-Y insert the character which is above the cursor i_<Esc> <Esc> end insert mode i_CTRL-[ CTRL-[ same as <Esc> i_CTRL-\_CTRL-N CTRL-\ CTRL-N go to Normal mode i_CTRL-\_CTRL-G CTRL-\ CTRL-G go to Normal mode CTRL-\ a - z reserved for extensions CTRL-\ others not used i_CTRL-] CTRL-] trigger abbreviation i_CTRL-^ CTRL-^ toggle use of :lmap mappings i_CTRL-_ CTRL-_ When 'allowrevins' set: change language (Hebrew)
<Space> to '~' not used, except '0' and '^' followed by CTRL-D
i_0_CTRL-D 0 CTRL-D delete all indent in the current line i_^_CTRL-D ^ CTRL-D delete all indent in the current line, restore it in the next line
i_<Del> <Del> delete character under the cursor
Meta characters (0x80 to 0xff, 128 to 255) not used
i_<Left> <Left> cursor one character left i_<S-Left> <S-Left> cursor one word left i_<C-Left> <C-Left> cursor one word left i_<Right> <Right> cursor one character right i_<S-Right> <S-Right> cursor one word right i_<C-Right> <C-Right> cursor one word right i_<Up> <Up> cursor one line up i_<S-Up> <S-Up> same as <PageUp> i_<Down> <Down> cursor one line down i_<S-Down> <S-Down> same as <PageDown> i_<Home> <Home> cursor to start of line i_<C-Home> <C-Home> cursor to start of file i_<End> <End> cursor past end of line i_<C-End> <C-End> cursor past end of file i_<PageUp> <PageUp> one screenful backward i_<PageDown> <PageDown> one screenful forward i_<F1> <F1> same as <Help> i_<Help> <Help> stop insert mode and display help window i_<Insert> <Insert> toggle Insert/Replace mode i_<LeftMouse> <LeftMouse> cursor at mouse click i_<ScrollWheelDown> <ScrollWheelDown> move window three lines down i_<S-ScrollWheelDown> <S-ScrollWheelDown> move window one page down i_<ScrollWheelUp> <ScrollWheelUp> move window three lines up i_<S-ScrollWheelUp> <S-ScrollWheelUp> move window one page up i_<ScrollWheelLeft> <ScrollWheelLeft> move window six columns left i_<S-ScrollWheelLeft> <S-ScrollWheelLeft> move window one page left i_<ScrollWheelRight> <ScrollWheelRight> move window six columns right i_<S-ScrollWheelRight> <S-ScrollWheelRight> move window one page right
commands in CTRL-X submode i_CTRL-X_index
i_CTRL-X_CTRL-D CTRL-X CTRL-D complete defined identifiers i_CTRL-X_CTRL-E CTRL-X CTRL-E scroll up i_CTRL-X_CTRL-F CTRL-X CTRL-F complete file names i_CTRL-X_CTRL-I CTRL-X CTRL-I complete identifiers i_CTRL-X_CTRL-K CTRL-X CTRL-K complete identifiers from dictionary i_CTRL-X_CTRL-L CTRL-X CTRL-L complete whole lines i_CTRL-X_CTRL-N CTRL-X CTRL-N next completion i_CTRL-X_CTRL-O CTRL-X CTRL-O omni completion i_CTRL-X_CTRL-P CTRL-X CTRL-P previous completion i_CTRL-X_CTRL-S CTRL-X CTRL-S spelling suggestions i_CTRL-X_CTRL-T CTRL-X CTRL-T complete identifiers from thesaurus i_CTRL-X_CTRL-Y CTRL-X CTRL-Y scroll down i_CTRL-X_CTRL-U CTRL-X CTRL-U complete with 'completefunc' i_CTRL-X_CTRL-V CTRL-X CTRL-V complete like in : command line i_CTRL-X_CTRL-Z CTRL-X CTRL-Z stop completion, keeping the text as-is i_CTRL-X_CTRL-] CTRL-X CTRL-] complete tags i_CTRL-X_s CTRL-X s spelling suggestions
commands in completion mode (see popupmenu-keys)
complete_CTRL-E CTRL-E stop completion and go back to original text complete_CTRL-Y CTRL-Y accept selected match and stop completion CTRL-L insert one character from the current match <CR> insert currently selected match <BS> delete one character and redo search CTRL-H same as <BS> <Up> select the previous match <Down> select the next match <PageUp> select a match several entries back <PageDown> select a match several entries forward other stop completion and insert the typed character

2. Normal mode normal-index

CHAR any non-blank character WORD a sequence of non-blank characters N a number entered before the command {motion} a cursor movement command Nmove the text that is moved over with a {motion} SECTION a section that possibly starts with '}' instead of '{'
note: 1 = cursor movement command; 2 = can be undone/redone
tag char note action in Normal mode
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[email protected] not used CTRL-A CTRL-A 2 add N to number at/after cursor CTRL-B CTRL-B 1 scroll N screens Backwards CTRL-C CTRL-C interrupt current (search) command CTRL-D CTRL-D scroll Down N lines (default: half a screen) CTRL-E CTRL-E scroll N lines upwards (N lines Extra) CTRL-F CTRL-F 1 scroll N screens Forward CTRL-G CTRL-G display current file name and position <BS> <BS> 1 same as "h" CTRL-H CTRL-H 1 same as "h" <Tab> <Tab> 1 go to N newer entry in jump list CTRL-I CTRL-I 1 same as <Tab> <NL> <NL> 1 same as "j" CTRL-J CTRL-J 1 same as "j" CTRL-K not used CTRL-L CTRL-L redraw screen <CR> <CR> 1 cursor to the first CHAR N lines lower CTRL-M CTRL-M 1 same as <CR> CTRL-N CTRL-N 1 same as "j" CTRL-O CTRL-O 1 go to N older entry in jump list CTRL-P CTRL-P 1 same as "k" CTRL-Q not used, or used for terminal control flow CTRL-R CTRL-R 2 redo changes which were undone with 'u' CTRL-S not used, or used for terminal control flow CTRL-T CTRL-T jump to N older Tag in tag list CTRL-U CTRL-U scroll N lines Upwards (default: half a screen) CTRL-V CTRL-V start blockwise Visual mode CTRL-W CTRL-W {char} window commands, see CTRL-W CTRL-X CTRL-X 2 subtract N from number at/after cursor CTRL-Y CTRL-Y scroll N lines downwards CTRL-Z CTRL-Z suspend program (or start new shell) CTRL-[ <Esc> not used CTRL-\_CTRL-N CTRL-\ CTRL-N go to Normal mode (no-op) CTRL-\_CTRL-G CTRL-\ CTRL-G go to Normal mode (no-op) CTRL-\ a - z reserved for extensions CTRL-\ others not used CTRL-] CTRL-] :ta to ident under cursor CTRL-^ CTRL-^ edit Nth alternate file (equivalent to ":e #N") CTRL-<Tab> CTRL-<Tab> same as g<Tab> : go to last accessed tab page CTRL-_ not used
<Space> <Space> 1 same as "l" ! !{motion}{filter} 2 filter Nmove text through the {filter} command !! !!{filter} 2 filter N lines through the {filter} command quote "{register} use {register} for next delete, yank or put ({.%#:} only work with put) # # 1 search backward for the Nth occurrence of the ident under the cursor $ $ 1 cursor to the end of Nth next line % % 1 find the next (curly/square) bracket on this line and go to its match, or go to matching comment bracket, or go to matching preprocessor directive. N% {count}% 1 go to N percentage in the file & & 2 repeat last :s |'| '{a-zA-Z0-9} 1 cursor to the first CHAR on the line with mark {a-zA-Z0-9} '' '' 1 cursor to the first CHAR of the line where the cursor was before the latest jump. '( '( 1 cursor to the first CHAR on the line of the start of the current sentence ') ') 1 cursor to the first CHAR on the line of the end of the current sentence '< '< 1 cursor to the first CHAR of the line where highlighted area starts/started in the current buffer. '> '> 1 cursor to the first CHAR of the line where highlighted area ends/ended in the current buffer. '[ '[ 1 cursor to the first CHAR on the line of the start of last operated text or start of put text '] '] 1 cursor to the first CHAR on the line of the end of last operated text or end of put text '{ '{ 1 cursor to the first CHAR on the line of the start of the current paragraph '} '} 1 cursor to the first CHAR on the line of the end of the current paragraph ( ( 1 cursor N sentences backward ) ) 1 cursor N sentences forward star * 1 search forward for the Nth occurrence of the ident under the cursor + + 1 same as <CR> , , 1 repeat latest f, t, F or T in opposite direction N times - - 1 cursor to the first CHAR N lines higher . . 2 repeat last change with count replaced with N / /{pattern}<CR> 1 search forward for the Nth occurrence of {pattern} /<CR> /<CR> 1 search forward for {pattern} of last search 0 0 1 cursor to the first char of the line count 1 prepend to command to give a count count 2 " count 3 " count 4 " count 5 " count 6 " count 7 " count 8 " count 9 " : : 1 start entering an Ex command N: {count}: start entering an Ex command with range from current line to N-1 lines down ; ; 1 repeat latest f, t, F or T N times < <{motion} 2 shift Nmove lines one 'shiftwidth' leftwards << << 2 shift N lines one 'shiftwidth' leftwards = ={motion} 2 filter Nmove lines through "indent" == == 2 filter N lines through "indent" |>| >{motion} 2 shift Nmove lines one 'shiftwidth' rightwards >> >> 2 shift N lines one 'shiftwidth' rightwards ? ?{pattern}<CR> 1 search backward for the Nth previous occurrence of {pattern} ?<CR> ?<CR> 1 search backward for {pattern} of last search @ @{a-z} 2 execute the contents of register {a-z} N times @: @: repeat the previous ":" command N times @@ @@ 2 repeat the previous @{a-z} N times A A 2 append text after the end of the line N times B B 1 cursor N WORDS backward C ["x]C 2 change from the cursor position to the end of the line, and N-1 more lines [into register x]; synonym for "c$" D ["x]D 2 delete the characters under the cursor until the end of the line and N-1 more lines [into register x]; synonym for "d$" E E 1 cursor forward to the end of WORD N F F{char} 1 cursor to the Nth occurrence of {char} to the left G G 1 cursor to line N, default last line H H 1 cursor to line N from top of screen I I 2 insert text before the first CHAR on the line N times J J 2 Join N lines; default is 2 K K lookup Keyword under the cursor with 'keywordprg' L L 1 cursor to line N from bottom of screen M M 1 cursor to middle line of screen N N 1 repeat the latest '/' or '?' N times in opposite direction O O 2 begin a new line above the cursor and insert text, repeat N times P ["x]P 2 put the text [from register x] before the cursor N times R R 2 enter replace mode: overtype existing characters, repeat the entered text N-1 times S ["x]S 2 delete N lines [into register x] and start insert; synonym for "cc". T T{char} 1 cursor till after Nth occurrence of {char} to the left U U 2 undo all latest changes on one line V V start linewise Visual mode W W 1 cursor N WORDS forward X ["x]X 2 delete N characters before the cursor [into register x] Y ["x]Y yank N lines [into register x]; synonym for "yy" Note: Mapped to "y$" by default. default-mappings ZZ ZZ write if buffer changed and close window ZQ ZQ close window without writing [ [{char} square bracket command (see [ below) \ not used ] ]{char} square bracket command (see ] below) ^ ^ 1 cursor to the first CHAR of the line _ _ 1 cursor to the first CHAR N - 1 lines lower ` {a-zA-Z0-9} 1 cursor to the mark {a-zA-Z0-9} `( ( 1 cursor to the start of the current sentence `) ) 1 cursor to the end of the current sentence `< < 1 cursor to the start of the highlighted area `> > 1 cursor to the end of the highlighted area `[ [ 1 cursor to the start of last operated text or start of putted text `] ] 1 cursor to the end of last operated text or end of putted text `` `` 1 cursor to the position before latest jump `{ { 1 cursor to the start of the current paragraph `} } 1 cursor to the end of the current paragraph a a 2 append text after the cursor N times b b 1 cursor N words backward c ["x]c{motion} 2 delete Nmove text [into register x] and start insert cc ["x]cc 2 delete N lines [into register x] and start insert d ["x]d{motion} 2 delete Nmove text [into register x] dd ["x]dd 2 delete N lines [into register x] do do 2 same as ":diffget" dp dp 2 same as ":diffput" e e 1 cursor forward to the end of word N f f{char} 1 cursor to Nth occurrence of {char} to the right g g{char} extended commands, see g below h h 1 cursor N chars to the left i i 2 insert text before the cursor N times j j 1 cursor N lines downward k k 1 cursor N lines upward l l 1 cursor N chars to the right m m{A-Za-z} set mark {A-Za-z} at cursor position n n 1 repeat the latest '/' or '?' N times o o 2 begin a new line below the cursor and insert text, repeat N times p ["x]p 2 put the text [from register x] after the cursor N times q q{0-9a-zA-Z"} record typed characters into named register {0-9a-zA-Z"} (uppercase to append) q q (while recording) stops recording Q Q replay last recorded macro q: q: edit : command-line in command-line window q/ q/ edit / command-line in command-line window q? q? edit ? command-line in command-line window r r{char} 2 replace N chars with {char} s ["x]s 2 (substitute) delete N characters [into register x] and start insert t t{char} 1 cursor till before Nth occurrence of {char} to the right u u 2 undo changes v v start charwise Visual mode w w 1 cursor N words forward x ["x]x 2 delete N characters under and after the cursor [into register x] y ["x]y{motion} yank Nmove text [into register x] yy ["x]yy yank N lines [into register x] z z{char} commands starting with 'z', see z below { { 1 cursor N paragraphs backward bar | 1 cursor to column N } } 1 cursor N paragraphs forward |~| ~ 2 'tildeop' off: switch case of N characters under cursor and move the cursor N characters to the right |~| ~{motion} 'tildeop' on: switch case of Nmove text <C-End> <C-End> 1 same as "G" <C-Home> <C-Home> 1 same as "gg" <C-Left> <C-Left> 1 same as "b" <C-LeftMouse> <C-LeftMouse> ":ta" to the keyword at the mouse click <C-Right> <C-Right> 1 same as "w" <C-RightMouse> <C-RightMouse> same as "CTRL-T" <C-Tab> <C-Tab> same as "g<Tab>" <Del> ["x]<Del> 2 same as "x" N<Del> {count}<Del> remove the last digit from {count} <Down> <Down> 1 same as "j" <End> <End> 1 same as "$" <F1> <F1> same as <Help> <Help> <Help> open a help window <Home> <Home> 1 same as "0" <Insert> <Insert> 2 same as "i" <Left> <Left> 1 same as "h" <LeftMouse> <LeftMouse> 1 move cursor to the mouse click position <MiddleMouse> <MiddleMouse> 2 same as "gP" at the mouse click position <PageDown> <PageDown> same as CTRL-F <PageUp> <PageUp> same as CTRL-B <Right> <Right> 1 same as "l" <RightMouse> <RightMouse> start Visual mode, move cursor to the mouse click position <S-Down> <S-Down> 1 same as CTRL-F <S-Left> <S-Left> 1 same as "b" <S-LeftMouse> <S-LeftMouse> same as "*" at the mouse click position <S-Right> <S-Right> 1 same as "w" <S-RightMouse> <S-RightMouse> same as "#" at the mouse click position <S-Up> <S-Up> 1 same as CTRL-B <Undo> <Undo> 2 same as "u" <Up> <Up> 1 same as "k" <ScrollWheelDown> <ScrollWheelDown> move window three lines down <S-ScrollWheelDown> <S-ScrollWheelDown> move window one page down <ScrollWheelUp> <ScrollWheelUp> move window three lines up <S-ScrollWheelUp> <S-ScrollWheelUp> move window one page up <ScrollWheelLeft> <ScrollWheelLeft> move window six columns left <S-ScrollWheelLeft> <S-ScrollWheelLeft> move window one page left <ScrollWheelRight> <ScrollWheelRight> move window six columns right <S-ScrollWheelRight> <S-ScrollWheelRight> move window one page right

2.1 Text objects objects

These can be used after an operator or in Visual mode to select an object.
tag command action in op-pending and Visual mode
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v_aquote a" double quoted string v_a' a' single quoted string v_a( a( same as ab v_a) a) same as ab v_a< a< "a <>" from '<' to the matching '>' v_a> a> same as a< v_aB aB "a Block" from "[{" to "]}" (with brackets) v_aW aW "a WORD" (with white space) v_a[ a[ "a []" from '[' to the matching ']' v_a] a] same as a[ v_a` a` string in backticks v_ab ab "a block" from "[(" to "])" (with braces) v_ap ap "a paragraph" (with white space) v_as as "a sentence" (with white space) v_at at "a tag block" (with white space) v_aw aw "a word" (with white space) v_a{ a{ same as aB v_a} a} same as aB v_iquote i" double quoted string without the quotes v_i' i' single quoted string without the quotes v_i( i( same as ib v_i) i) same as ib v_i< i< "inner <>" from '<' to the matching '>' v_i> i> same as i< v_iB iB "inner Block" from "[{" and "]}" v_iW iW "inner WORD" v_i[ i[ "inner []" from '[' to the matching ']' v_i] i] same as i[ v_i` i` string in backticks without the backticks v_ib ib "inner block" from "[(" to "])" v_ip ip "inner paragraph" v_is is "inner sentence" v_it it "inner tag block" v_iw iw "inner word" v_i{ i{ same as iB v_i} i} same as iB

2.2 Window commands CTRL-W

tag command action in Normal mode
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CTRL-W_CTRL-B CTRL-W CTRL-B same as "CTRL-W b" CTRL-W_CTRL-C CTRL-W CTRL-C same as "CTRL-W c" CTRL-W_CTRL-D CTRL-W CTRL-D same as "CTRL-W d" CTRL-W_CTRL-F CTRL-W CTRL-F same as "CTRL-W f" CTRL-W CTRL-G same as "CTRL-W g .." CTRL-W_CTRL-H CTRL-W CTRL-H same as "CTRL-W h" CTRL-W_CTRL-I CTRL-W CTRL-I same as "CTRL-W i" CTRL-W_CTRL-J CTRL-W CTRL-J same as "CTRL-W j" CTRL-W_CTRL-K CTRL-W CTRL-K same as "CTRL-W k" CTRL-W_CTRL-L CTRL-W CTRL-L same as "CTRL-W l" CTRL-W_CTRL-N CTRL-W CTRL-N same as "CTRL-W n" CTRL-W_CTRL-O CTRL-W CTRL-O same as "CTRL-W o" CTRL-W_CTRL-P CTRL-W CTRL-P same as "CTRL-W p" CTRL-W_CTRL-Q CTRL-W CTRL-Q same as "CTRL-W q" CTRL-W_CTRL-R CTRL-W CTRL-R same as "CTRL-W r" CTRL-W_CTRL-S CTRL-W CTRL-S same as "CTRL-W s" CTRL-W_CTRL-T CTRL-W CTRL-T same as "CTRL-W t" CTRL-W_CTRL-V CTRL-W CTRL-V same as "CTRL-W v" CTRL-W_CTRL-W CTRL-W CTRL-W same as "CTRL-W w" CTRL-W_CTRL-X CTRL-W CTRL-X same as "CTRL-W x" CTRL-W_CTRL-Z CTRL-W CTRL-Z same as "CTRL-W z" CTRL-W_CTRL-] CTRL-W CTRL-] same as "CTRL-W ]" CTRL-W_CTRL-^ CTRL-W CTRL-^ same as "CTRL-W ^" CTRL-W_CTRL-_ CTRL-W CTRL-_ same as "CTRL-W _" CTRL-W_+ CTRL-W + increase current window height N lines CTRL-W_- CTRL-W - decrease current window height N lines CTRL-W_< CTRL-W < decrease current window width N columns CTRL-W_= CTRL-W = make all windows the same height & width CTRL-W_> CTRL-W > increase current window width N columns CTRL-W_H CTRL-W H move current window to the far left CTRL-W_J CTRL-W J move current window to the very bottom CTRL-W_K CTRL-W K move current window to the very top CTRL-W_L CTRL-W L move current window to the far right CTRL-W_P CTRL-W P go to preview window CTRL-W_R CTRL-W R rotate windows upwards N times CTRL-W_S CTRL-W S same as "CTRL-W s" CTRL-W_T CTRL-W T move current window to a new tab page CTRL-W_W CTRL-W W go to N previous window (wrap around) CTRL-W_] CTRL-W ] split window and jump to tag under cursor CTRL-W_^ CTRL-W ^ split current window and edit alternate file N CTRL-W__ CTRL-W _ set current window height to N (default: very high) CTRL-W_b CTRL-W b go to bottom window CTRL-W_c CTRL-W c close current window (like :close) CTRL-W_d CTRL-W d split window and jump to definition under the cursor CTRL-W_f CTRL-W f split window and edit file name under the cursor CTRL-W_F CTRL-W F split window and edit file name under the cursor and jump to the line number following the file name. CTRL-W_g_CTRL-] CTRL-W g CTRL-] split window and do :tjump to tag under cursor CTRL-W_g] CTRL-W g ] split window and do :tselect for tag under cursor CTRL-W_g} CTRL-W g } do a :ptjump to the tag under the cursor CTRL-W_gf CTRL-W g f edit file name under the cursor in a new tab page CTRL-W_gF CTRL-W g F edit file name under the cursor in a new tab page and jump to the line number following the file name. CTRL-W_gt CTRL-W g t same as gt: go to next tab page CTRL-W_gT CTRL-W g T same as gT: go to previous tab page CTRL-W_g<Tab> CTRL-W g <Tab> same as g<Tab>: go to last accessed tab page CTRL-W_h CTRL-W h go to Nth left window (stop at first window) CTRL-W_i CTRL-W i split window and jump to declaration of identifier under the cursor CTRL-W_j CTRL-W j go N windows down (stop at last window) CTRL-W_k CTRL-W k go N windows up (stop at first window) CTRL-W_l CTRL-W l go to Nth right window (stop at last window) CTRL-W_n CTRL-W n open new window, N lines high CTRL-W_o CTRL-W o close all but current window (like :only) CTRL-W_p CTRL-W p go to previous (last accessed) window CTRL-W_q CTRL-W q quit current window (like :quit) CTRL-W_r CTRL-W r rotate windows downwards N times CTRL-W_s CTRL-W s split current window in two parts, new window N lines high CTRL-W_t CTRL-W t go to top window CTRL-W_v CTRL-W v split current window vertically, new window N columns wide CTRL-W_w CTRL-W w go to N next window (wrap around) CTRL-W_x CTRL-W x exchange current window with window N (default: next window) CTRL-W_z CTRL-W z close preview window CTRL-W_bar CTRL-W | set window width to N columns CTRL-W_} CTRL-W } show tag under cursor in preview window CTRL-W_<Down> CTRL-W <Down> same as "CTRL-W j" CTRL-W_<Up> CTRL-W <Up> same as "CTRL-W k" CTRL-W_<Left> CTRL-W <Left> same as "CTRL-W h" CTRL-W_<Right> CTRL-W <Right> same as "CTRL-W l"

2.3 Square bracket commands [ ]

tag char note action in Normal mode
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[_CTRL-D [ CTRL-D jump to first #define found in current and included files matching the word under the cursor, start searching at beginning of current file [_CTRL-I [ CTRL-I jump to first line in current and included files that contains the word under the cursor, start searching at beginning of current file [# [# 1 cursor to N previous unmatched #if, #else or #ifdef [' [' 1 cursor to previous lowercase mark, on first non-blank [( [( 1 cursor N times back to unmatched '(' [star [* 1 same as "[/" [` [` 1 cursor to previous lowercase mark [/ [/ 1 cursor to N previous start of a C comment [D [D list all defines found in current and included files matching the word under the cursor, start searching at beginning of current file [I [I list all lines found in current and included files that contain the word under the cursor, start searching at beginning of current file [P [P 2 same as "[p" [[ [[ 1 cursor N sections backward [] [] 1 cursor N SECTIONS backward [c [c 1 cursor N times backwards to start of change [d [d show first #define found in current and included files matching the word under the cursor, start searching at beginning of current file [f [f same as "gf" [i [i show first line found in current and included files that contains the word under the cursor, start searching at beginning of current file [m [m 1 cursor N times back to start of member function [p [p 2 like "P", but adjust indent to current line [s [s 1 move to the previous misspelled word [z [z 1 move to start of open fold [{ [{ 1 cursor N times back to unmatched '{' [<MiddleMouse> [<MiddleMouse> 2 same as "[p"
]_CTRL-D ] CTRL-D jump to first #define found in current and included files matching the word under the cursor, start searching at cursor position ]_CTRL-I ] CTRL-I jump to first line in current and included files that contains the word under the cursor, start searching at cursor position ]# ]# 1 cursor to N next unmatched #endif or #else ]' ]' 1 cursor to next lowercase mark, on first non-blank ]) ]) 1 cursor N times forward to unmatched ')' ]star ]* 1 same as "]/" ]` ]` 1 cursor to next lowercase mark ]/ ]/ 1 cursor to N next end of a C comment ]D ]D list all #defines found in current and included files matching the word under the cursor, start searching at cursor position ]I ]I list all lines found in current and included files that contain the word under the cursor, start searching at cursor position ]P ]P 2 same as "[p" ][ ][ 1 cursor N SECTIONS forward ]] ]] 1 cursor N sections forward ]c ]c 1 cursor N times forward to start of change ]d ]d show first #define found in current and included files matching the word under the cursor, start searching at cursor position ]f ]f same as "gf" ]i ]i show first line found in current and included files that contains the word under the cursor, start searching at cursor position ]m ]m 1 cursor N times forward to end of member function ]p ]p 2 like "p", but adjust indent to current line ]s ]s 1 move to next misspelled word ]z ]z 1 move to end of open fold ]} ]} 1 cursor N times forward to unmatched '}' ]<MiddleMouse> ]<MiddleMouse> 2 same as "]p"

2.4 Commands starting with 'g' g

tag char note action in Normal mode
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g_CTRL-A g CTRL-A dump a memory profile g_CTRL-G g CTRL-G show information about current cursor position g_CTRL-H g CTRL-H start Select block mode g_CTRL-] g CTRL-] :tjump to the tag under the cursor g# g# 1 like "#", but without using "\<" and "\>" g$ g$ 1 when 'wrap' off go to rightmost character of the current line that is on the screen; when 'wrap' on go to the rightmost character of the current screen line g& g& 2 repeat last ":s" on all lines g' g'{mark} 1 like |'| but without changing the jumplist g` g`{mark} 1 like ` but without changing the jumplist gstar g* 1 like "*", but without using "\<" and "\>" g+ g+ go to newer text state N times g, g, 1 go to N newer position in change list g- g- go to older text state N times g0 g0 1 when 'wrap' off go to leftmost character of the current line that is on the screen; when 'wrap' on go to the leftmost character of the current screen line g8 g8 print hex value of bytes used in UTF-8 character under the cursor g; g; 1 go to N older position in change list g< g< display previous command output g? g? 2 Rot13 encoding operator g?g? g?? 2 Rot13 encode current line g?g? g?g? 2 Rot13 encode current line gD gD 1 go to definition of word under the cursor in current file gE gE 1 go backwards to the end of the previous WORD gH gH start Select line mode gI gI 2 like "I", but always start in column 1 gJ gJ 2 join lines without inserting space gN gN 1,2 find the previous match with the last used search pattern and Visually select it gP ["x]gP 2 put the text [from register x] before the cursor N times, leave the cursor after it gQ gQ switch to "Ex" mode with Vim editing gR gR 2 enter Virtual Replace mode gT gT go to the previous tab page gU gU{motion} 2 make Nmove text uppercase gV gV don't reselect the previous Visual area when executing a mapping or menu in Select mode g] g] :tselect on the tag under the cursor g^ g^ 1 when 'wrap' off go to leftmost non-white character of the current line that is on the screen; when 'wrap' on go to the leftmost non-white character of the current screen line g_ g_ 1 cursor to the last CHAR N - 1 lines lower ga ga print ascii value of character under the cursor gd gd 1 go to definition of word under the cursor in current function ge ge 1 go backwards to the end of the previous word gf gf start editing the file whose name is under the cursor gF gF start editing the file whose name is under the cursor and jump to the line number following the filename. gg gg 1 cursor to line N, default first line gh gh start Select mode gi gi 2 like "i", but first move to the '^ mark gj gj 1 like "j", but when 'wrap' on go N screen lines down gk gk 1 like "k", but when 'wrap' on go N screen lines up gm gm 1 go to character at middle of the screenline gM gM 1 go to character at middle of the text line gn gn 1,2 find the next match with the last used search pattern and Visually select it go go 1 cursor to byte N in the buffer gp ["x]gp 2 put the text [from register x] after the cursor N times, leave the cursor after it gq gq{motion} 2 format Nmove text gr gr{char} 2 virtual replace N chars with {char} gs gs go to sleep for N seconds (default 1) gt gt go to the next tab page gu gu{motion} 2 make Nmove text lowercase gv gv reselect the previous Visual area gw gw{motion} 2 format Nmove text and keep cursor netrw-gx gx execute application for file name under the cursor (only with netrw plugin) [email protected] [email protected]{motion} call 'operatorfunc' g~ g~{motion} 2 swap case for Nmove text g<Down> g<Down> 1 same as "gj" g<End> g<End> 1 same as "g$" g<Home> g<Home> 1 same as "g0" g<LeftMouse> g<LeftMouse> same as <C-LeftMouse> g<MiddleMouse> same as <C-MiddleMouse> g<RightMouse> g<RightMouse> same as <C-RightMouse> g<Tab> g<Tab> go to last accessed tab page g<Up> g<Up> 1 same as "gk"

2.5 Commands starting with 'z' z

tag char note action in Normal mode
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z<CR> z<CR> redraw, cursor line to top of window, cursor on first non-blank zN<CR> z{height}<CR> redraw, make window {height} lines high z+ z+ cursor on line N (default line below window), otherwise like "z<CR>" z- z- redraw, cursor line at bottom of window, cursor on first non-blank z. z. redraw, cursor line to center of window, cursor on first non-blank z= z= give spelling suggestions zA zA open a closed fold or close an open fold recursively zC zC close folds recursively zD zD delete folds recursively zE zE eliminate all folds zF zF create a fold for N lines zG zG temporarily mark word as correctly spelled zH zH when 'wrap' off scroll half a screenwidth to the right zL zL when 'wrap' off scroll half a screenwidth to the left zM zM set 'foldlevel' to zero zN zN set 'foldenable' zO zO open folds recursively zR zR set 'foldlevel' to the deepest fold zW zW temporarily mark word as incorrectly spelled zX zX re-apply 'foldlevel' z^ z^ cursor on line N (default line above window), otherwise like "z-" za za open a closed fold, close an open fold zb zb redraw, cursor line at bottom of window zc zc close a fold zd zd delete a fold ze ze when 'wrap' off scroll horizontally to position the cursor at the end (right side) of the screen zf zf{motion} create a fold for Nmove text zg zg permanently mark word as correctly spelled zh zh when 'wrap' off scroll screen N characters to the right zi zi toggle 'foldenable' zj zj 1 move to the start of the next fold zk zk 1 move to the end of the previous fold zl zl when 'wrap' off scroll screen N characters to the left zm zm subtract one from 'foldlevel' zn zn reset 'foldenable' zo zo open fold zp zp paste in block-mode without trailing spaces zP zP paste in block-mode without trailing spaces zr zr add one to 'foldlevel' zs zs when 'wrap' off scroll horizontally to position the cursor at the start (left side) of the screen zt zt redraw, cursor line at top of window zuw zuw undo zw zug zug undo zg zuW zuW undo zW zuG zuG undo zG zv zv open enough folds to view the cursor line zw zw permanently mark word as incorrectly spelled zx zx re-apply 'foldlevel' and do "zv" zy zy yank without trailing spaces zz zz redraw, cursor line at center of window z<Left> z<Left> same as "zh" z<Right> z<Right> same as "zl"

2.6 Operator-pending mode operator-pending-index

These can be used after an operator, but before a {motion} has been entered.
tag char action in Operator-pending mode
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o_v v force operator to work charwise o_V V force operator to work linewise o_CTRL-V CTRL-V force operator to work blockwise

3. Visual mode visual-index

Most commands in Visual mode are the same as in Normal mode. The ones listed here are those that are different.
tag command note action in Visual mode
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v_CTRL-\_CTRL-N CTRL-\ CTRL-N stop Visual mode v_CTRL-\_CTRL-G CTRL-\ CTRL-G go to Normal mode v_CTRL-A CTRL-A 2 add N to number in highlighted text v_CTRL-C CTRL-C stop Visual mode v_CTRL-G CTRL-G toggle between Visual mode and Select mode v_<BS> <BS> 2 Select mode: delete highlighted area v_CTRL-H CTRL-H 2 same as <BS> v_CTRL-O CTRL-O switch from Select to Visual mode for one command v_CTRL-V CTRL-V make Visual mode blockwise or stop Visual mode v_CTRL-X CTRL-X 2 subtract N from number in highlighted text v_<Esc> <Esc> stop Visual mode v_CTRL-] CTRL-] jump to highlighted tag v_! !{filter} 2 filter the highlighted lines through the external command {filter} v_: : start a command-line with the highlighted lines as a range v_< < 2 shift the highlighted lines one 'shiftwidth' left v_= = 2 filter the highlighted lines through the external program given with the 'equalprg' option v_> > 2 shift the highlighted lines one 'shiftwidth' right v_b_A A 2 block mode: append same text in all lines, after the highlighted area v_C C 2 delete the highlighted lines and start insert v_D D 2 delete the highlighted lines v_b_I I 2 block mode: insert same text in all lines, before the highlighted area v_J J 2 join the highlighted lines v_K K run 'keywordprg' on the highlighted area v_O O move horizontally to other corner of area v_P P replace highlighted area with register contents; registers are unchanged Q does not start Ex mode v_R R 2 delete the highlighted lines and start insert v_S S 2 delete the highlighted lines and start insert v_U U 2 make highlighted area uppercase v_V V make Visual mode linewise or stop Visual mode v_X X 2 delete the highlighted lines v_Y Y yank the highlighted lines v_aquote a" extend highlighted area with a double quoted string v_a' a' extend highlighted area with a single quoted string v_a( a( same as ab v_a) a) same as ab v_a< a< extend highlighted area with a <> block v_a> a> same as a< v_aB aB extend highlighted area with a {} block v_aW aW extend highlighted area with "a WORD" v_a[ a[ extend highlighted area with a [] block v_a] a] same as a[ v_a` a` extend highlighted area with a backtick quoted string v_ab ab extend highlighted area with a () block v_ap ap extend highlighted area with a paragraph v_as as extend highlighted area with a sentence v_at at extend highlighted area with a tag block v_aw aw extend highlighted area with "a word" v_a{ a{ same as aB v_a} a} same as aB v_c c 2 delete highlighted area and start insert v_d d 2 delete highlighted area v_g_CTRL-A g CTRL-A 2 add N to number in highlighted text v_g_CTRL-X g CTRL-X 2 subtract N from number in highlighted text v_gJ gJ 2 join the highlighted lines without inserting spaces v_gq gq 2 format the highlighted lines v_gv gv exchange current and previous highlighted area v_iquote i" extend highlighted area with a double quoted string (without quotes) v_i' i' extend highlighted area with a single quoted string (without quotes) v_i( i( same as ib v_i) i) same as ib v_i< i< extend highlighted area with inner <> block v_i> i> same as i< v_iB iB extend highlighted area with inner {} block v_iW iW extend highlighted area with "inner WORD" v_i[ i[ extend highlighted area with inner [] block v_i] i] same as i[ v_i` i` extend highlighted area with a backtick quoted string (without the backticks) v_ib ib extend highlighted area with inner () block v_ip ip extend highlighted area with inner paragraph v_is is extend highlighted area with inner sentence v_it it extend highlighted area with inner tag block v_iw iw extend highlighted area with "inner word" v_i{ i{ same as iB v_i} i} same as iB v_o o move cursor to other corner of area v_p p replace highlighted area with register contents; deleted text in unnamed register v_r r 2 replace highlighted area with a character v_s s 2 delete highlighted area and start insert v_u u 2 make highlighted area lowercase v_v v make Visual mode charwise or stop Visual mode v_x x 2 delete the highlighted area v_y y yank the highlighted area v_~ ~ 2 swap case for the highlighted area

4. Command-line editing ex-edit-index

Get to the command-line with the ':', '!', '/' or '?' commands. Normal characters are inserted at the current cursor position. "Completion" below refers to context-sensitive completion. It will complete file names, tags, commands etc. as appropriate.
tag command action in Command-line editing mode
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[email protected] not used c_CTRL-A CTRL-A do completion on the pattern in front of the cursor and insert all matches c_CTRL-B CTRL-B cursor to begin of command-line c_CTRL-C CTRL-C same as <Esc> c_CTRL-D CTRL-D list completions that match the pattern in front of the cursor c_CTRL-E CTRL-E cursor to end of command-line 'cedit' CTRL-F default value for 'cedit': opens the command-line window; otherwise not used c_CTRL-G CTRL-G next match when 'incsearch' is active c_<BS> <BS> delete the character in front of the cursor c_digraph {char1} <BS> {char2} enter digraph when 'digraph' is on c_CTRL-H CTRL-H same as <BS> c_<Tab> <Tab> if 'wildchar' is <Tab>: Do completion on the pattern in front of the cursor c_<S-Tab> <S-Tab> same as CTRL-P c_wildchar 'wildchar' Do completion on the pattern in front of the cursor (default: <Tab>) c_CTRL-I CTRL-I same as <Tab> c_<NL> <NL> same as <CR> c_CTRL-J CTRL-J same as <CR> c_CTRL-K CTRL-K {char1} {char2} enter digraph c_CTRL-L CTRL-L do completion on the pattern in front of the cursor and insert the longest common part c_<CR> <CR> execute entered command c_CTRL-M CTRL-M same as <CR> c_CTRL-N CTRL-N after using 'wildchar' with multiple matches: go to next match, otherwise: recall older command-line from history. CTRL-O not used c_CTRL-P CTRL-P after using 'wildchar' with multiple matches: go to previous match, otherwise: recall older command-line from history. c_CTRL-Q CTRL-Q same as CTRL-V, unless it's used for terminal control flow c_CTRL-R CTRL-R {regname} insert the contents of a register or object under the cursor as if typed c_CTRL-R_CTRL-R CTRL-R CTRL-R {regname} c_CTRL-R_CTRL-O CTRL-R CTRL-O {regname} insert the contents of a register or object under the cursor literally CTRL-S not used, or used for terminal control flow c_CTRL-T CTRL-T previous match when 'incsearch' is active c_CTRL-U CTRL-U remove all characters c_CTRL-V CTRL-V insert next non-digit literally, insert three digit decimal number as a single byte. c_CTRL-W CTRL-W delete the word in front of the cursor CTRL-X not used (reserved for completion) CTRL-Y copy (yank) modeless selection CTRL-Z not used (reserved for suspend) c_<Esc> <Esc> abandon command-line without executing it c_CTRL-[ CTRL-[ same as <Esc> c_CTRL-\_CTRL-N CTRL-\ CTRL-N go to Normal mode, abandon command-line c_CTRL-\_CTRL-G CTRL-\ CTRL-G go to Normal mode, abandon command-line CTRL-\ a - d reserved for extensions c_CTRL-\_e CTRL-\ e {expr} replace the command line with the result of {expr} CTRL-\ f - z reserved for extensions CTRL-\ others not used c_CTRL-] CTRL-] trigger abbreviation c_CTRL-^ CTRL-^ toggle use of :lmap mappings c_CTRL-_ CTRL-_ when 'allowrevins' set: change language (Hebrew) c_<Del> <Del> delete the character under the cursor
c_<Left> <Left> cursor left c_<S-Left> <S-Left> cursor one word left c_<C-Left> <C-Left> cursor one word left c_<Right> <Right> cursor right c_<S-Right> <S-Right> cursor one word right c_<C-Right> <C-Right> cursor one word right c_<Up> <Up> recall previous command-line from history that matches pattern in front of the cursor c_<S-Up> <S-Up> recall previous command-line from history c_<Down> <Down> recall next command-line from history that matches pattern in front of the cursor c_<S-Down> <S-Down> recall next command-line from history c_<Home> <Home> cursor to start of command-line c_<End> <End> cursor to end of command-line c_<PageDown> <PageDown> same as <S-Down> c_<PageUp> <PageUp> same as <S-Up> c_<Insert> <Insert> toggle insert/overstrike mode c_<LeftMouse> <LeftMouse> cursor at mouse click

5. Terminal mode terminal-mode-index

In a terminal buffer all keys except CTRL-\ are forwarded to the terminal job. If CTRL-\ is pressed, the next key is forwarded unless it is CTRL-N or CTRL-O. Use CTRL-\_CTRL-N to go to Normal mode. Use t_CTRL-\_CTRL-O to execute one normal mode command and then return to terminal mode.
You found it, Arthur! holy-grail

6. EX commands ex-commands ex-cmd-index :index

This is a brief but complete listing of all the ":" commands, without mentioning any arguments. The optional part of the command name is inside []. The commands are sorted on the non-optional part of their name.
tag command action
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: : nothing :range :{range} go to last line in {range} :! :! filter lines or execute an external command :!! :!! repeat last ":!" command :# :# same as ":number" :& :& repeat last ":substitute" :star :* use the last Visual area, like :'<,'> :< :< shift lines one 'shiftwidth' left := := print the last line number :> :> shift lines one 'shiftwidth' right :@ :@ execute contents of a register :@@ :@@ repeat the previous ":@" :Next :N[ext] go to previous file in the argument list :append :a[ppend] append text :abbreviate :ab[breviate] enter abbreviation :abclear :abc[lear] remove all abbreviations :aboveleft :abo[veleft] make split window appear left or above :all :al[l] open a window for each file in the argument list :amenu :am[enu] enter new menu item for all modes :anoremenu :an[oremenu] enter a new menu for all modes that will not be remapped :args :ar[gs] print the argument list :argadd :arga[dd] add items to the argument list :argdedupe :argded[upe] remove duplicates from the argument list :argdelete :argd[elete] delete items from the argument list :argedit :arge[dit] add item to the argument list and edit it :argdo :argdo do a command on all items in the argument list :argglobal :argg[lobal] define the global argument list :arglocal :argl[ocal] define a local argument list :argument :argu[ment] go to specific file in the argument list :ascii :as[cii] print ascii value of character under the cursor :autocmd :au[tocmd] enter or show autocommands :augroup :aug[roup] select the autocommand group to use :aunmenu :aun[menu] remove menu for all modes :buffer :b[uffer] go to specific buffer in the buffer list :bNext :bN[ext] go to previous buffer in the buffer list :ball :ba[ll] open a window for each buffer in the buffer list :badd :bad[d] add buffer to the buffer list :balt :balt like ":badd" but also set the alternate file :bdelete :bd[elete] remove a buffer from the buffer list :behave :be[have] set mouse and selection behavior :belowright :bel[owright] make split window appear right or below :bfirst :bf[irst] go to first buffer in the buffer list :blast :bl[ast] go to last buffer in the buffer list :bmodified :bm[odified] go to next buffer in the buffer list that has been modified :bnext :bn[ext] go to next buffer in the buffer list :botright :bo[tright] make split window appear at bottom or far right :bprevious :bp[revious] go to previous buffer in the buffer list :brewind :br[ewind] go to first buffer in the buffer list :break :brea[k] break out of while loop :breakadd :breaka[dd] add a debugger breakpoint :breakdel :breakd[el] delete a debugger breakpoint :breaklist :breakl[ist] list debugger breakpoints :browse :bro[wse] use file selection dialog :bufdo :bufdo execute command in each listed buffer :buffers :buffers list all files in the buffer list :bunload :bun[load] unload a specific buffer :bwipeout :bw[ipeout] really delete a buffer :change :c[hange] replace a line or series of lines :cNext :cN[ext] go to previous error :cNfile :cNf[ile] go to last error in previous file :cabbrev :ca[bbrev] like ":abbreviate" but for Command-line mode :cabclear :cabc[lear] clear all abbreviations for Command-line mode :cabove :cabo[ve] go to error above current line :caddbuffer :cad[dbuffer] add errors from buffer :caddexpr :cadde[xpr] add errors from expr :caddfile :caddf[ile] add error message to current quickfix list :cafter :caf[ter] go to error after current cursor :call :cal[l] call a function :catch :cat[ch] part of a :try command :cbefore :cbef[ore] go to error before current cursor :cbelow :cbel[ow] go to error below current line :cbottom :cbo[ttom] scroll to the bottom of the quickfix window :cbuffer :cb[uffer] parse error messages and jump to first error :cc :cc go to specific error :cclose :ccl[ose] close quickfix window :cd :cd change directory :cdo :cdo execute command in each valid error list entry :cfdo :cfd[o] execute command in each file in error list :center :ce[nter] format lines at the center :cexpr :cex[pr] read errors from expr and jump to first :cfile :cf[ile] read file with error messages and jump to first :cfirst :cfir[st] go to the specified error, default first one :cgetbuffer :cgetb[uffer] get errors from buffer :cgetexpr :cgete[xpr] get errors from expr :cgetfile :cg[etfile] read file with error messages :changes :changes print the change list :chdir :chd[ir] change directory :checkhealth :che[ckhealth] run healthchecks :checkpath :checkp[ath] list included files :checktime :checkt[ime] check timestamp of loaded buffers :chistory :chi[story] list the error lists :clast :cla[st] go to the specified error, default last one :clearjumps :cle[arjumps] clear the jump list :clist :cl[ist] list all errors :close :clo[se] close current window :cmap :cm[ap] like ":map" but for Command-line mode :cmapclear :cmapc[lear] clear all mappings for Command-line mode :cmenu :cme[nu] add menu for Command-line mode :cnext :cn[ext] go to next error :cnewer :cnew[er] go to newer error list :cnfile :cnf[ile] go to first error in next file :cnoremap :cno[remap] like ":noremap" but for Command-line mode :cnoreabbrev :cnorea[bbrev] like ":noreabbrev" but for Command-line mode :cnoremenu :cnoreme[nu] like ":noremenu" but for Command-line mode :copy :co[py] copy lines :colder :col[der] go to older error list :colorscheme :colo[rscheme] load a specific color scheme :command :com[mand] create user-defined command :comclear :comc[lear] clear all user-defined commands :compiler :comp[iler] do settings for a specific compiler :continue :con[tinue] go back to :while :confirm :conf[irm] prompt user when confirmation required :const :cons[t] create a variable as a constant :copen :cope[n] open quickfix window :cprevious :cp[revious] go to previous error :cpfile :cpf[ile] go to last error in previous file :cquit :cq[uit] quit Vim with an error code :crewind :cr[ewind] go to the specified error, default first one :cunmap :cu[nmap] like ":unmap" but for Command-line mode :cunabbrev :cuna[bbrev] like ":unabbrev" but for Command-line mode :cunmenu :cunme[nu] remove menu for Command-line mode :cwindow :cw[indow] open or close quickfix window :delete :d[elete] delete lines :debug :deb[ug] run a command in debugging mode :debuggreedy :debugg[reedy] read debug mode commands from normal input :delcommand :delc[ommand] delete user-defined command :delfunction :delf[unction] delete a user function :delmarks :delm[arks] delete marks :diffupdate :dif[fupdate] update 'diff' buffers :diffget :diffg[et] remove differences in current buffer :diffoff :diffo[ff] switch off diff mode :diffpatch :diffp[atch] apply a patch and show differences :diffput :diffpu[t] remove differences in other buffer :diffsplit :diffs[plit] show differences with another file :diffthis :diffthis make current window a diff window :digraphs :dig[raphs] show or enter digraphs :display :di[splay] display registers :djump :dj[ump] jump to #define :dl :dl short for :delete with the 'l' flag :dlist :dli[st] list #defines :doautocmd :do[autocmd] apply autocommands to current buffer :doautoall :doautoa[ll] apply autocommands for all loaded buffers :dp :d[elete]p short for :delete with the 'p' flag :drop :dr[op] jump to window editing file or edit file in current window :dsearch :ds[earch] list one #define :dsplit :dsp[lit] split window and jump to #define :edit :e[dit] edit a file :earlier :ea[rlier] go to older change, undo :echo :ec[ho] echoes the result of expressions :echoerr :echoe[rr] like :echo, show like an error and use history :echohl :echoh[l] set highlighting for echo commands :echomsg :echom[sg] same as :echo, put message in history :echon :echon same as :echo, but without <EOL> :else :el[se] part of an :if command :elseif :elsei[f] part of an :if command :emenu :em[enu] execute a menu by name :endif :en[dif] end previous :if :endfor :endfo[r] end previous :for :endfunction :endf[unction] end of a user function started with :function :endtry :endt[ry] end previous :try :endwhile :endw[hile] end previous :while :enew :ene[w] edit a new, unnamed buffer :eval :ev[al] evaluate an expression and discard the result :ex :ex same as ":edit" :execute :exe[cute] execute result of expressions :exit :exi[t] same as ":xit" :exusage :exu[sage] overview of Ex commands :file :f[ile] show or set the current file name :files :files list all files in the buffer list :filetype :filet[ype] switch file type detection on/off :filter :filt[er] filter output of following command :find :fin[d] find file in 'path' and edit it :finally :fina[lly] part of a :try command :finish :fini[sh] quit sourcing a Vim script :first :fir[st] go to the first file in the argument list :fold :fo[ld] create a fold :foldclose :foldc[lose] close folds :folddoopen :foldd[oopen] execute command on lines not in a closed fold :folddoclosed :folddoc[losed] execute command on lines in a closed fold :foldopen :foldo[pen] open folds :for :for for loop :function :fu[nction] define a user function :global :g[lobal] execute commands for matching lines :goto :go[to] go to byte in the buffer :grep :gr[ep] run 'grepprg' and jump to first match :grepadd :grepa[dd] like :grep, but append to current list :gui :gu[i] start the GUI :gvim :gv[im] start the GUI :hardcopy :ha[rdcopy] send text to the printer :help :h[elp] open a help window :helpclose :helpc[lose] close one help window :helpgrep :helpg[rep] like ":grep" but searches help files :helptags :helpt[ags] generate help tags for a directory :highlight :hi[ghlight] specify highlighting methods :hide :hid[e] hide current buffer for a command :history :his[tory] print a history list :horizontal :hor[izontal] following window command work horizontally :insert :i[nsert] insert text :iabbrev :ia[bbrev] like ":abbrev" but for Insert mode :iabclear :iabc[lear] like ":abclear" but for Insert mode :if :if execute commands when condition met :ijump :ij[ump] jump to definition of identifier :ilist :il[ist] list lines where identifier matches :imap :im[ap] like ":map" but for Insert mode :imapclear :imapc[lear] like ":mapclear" but for Insert mode :imenu :ime[nu] add menu for Insert mode :inoremap :ino[remap] like ":noremap" but for Insert mode :inoreabbrev :inorea[bbrev] like ":noreabbrev" but for Insert mode :inoremenu :inoreme[nu] like ":noremenu" but for Insert mode :intro :int[ro] print the introductory message :isearch :is[earch] list one line where identifier matches :isplit :isp[lit] split window and jump to definition of identifier :iunmap :iu[nmap] like ":unmap" but for Insert mode :iunabbrev :iuna[bbrev] like ":unabbrev" but for Insert mode :iunmenu :iunme[nu] remove menu for Insert mode :join :j[oin] join lines :jumps :ju[mps] print the jump list :k :k set a mark :keepalt :keepa[lt] following command keeps the alternate file :keepmarks :kee[pmarks] following command keeps marks where they are :keepjumps :keepj[umps] following command keeps jumplist and marks :keeppatterns :keepp[atterns] following command keeps search pattern history :lNext :lN[ext] go to previous entry in location list :lNfile :lNf[ile] go to last entry in previous file :list :l[ist] print lines :labove :lab[ove] go to location above current line :laddexpr :lad[dexpr] add locations from expr :laddbuffer :laddb[uffer] add locations from buffer :laddfile :laddf[ile] add locations to current location list :lafter :laf[ter] go to location after current cursor :last :la[st] go to the last file in the argument list :language :lan[guage] set the language (locale) :later :lat[er] go to newer change, redo :lbefore :lbef[ore] go to location before current cursor :lbelow :lbel[ow] go to location below current line :lbottom :lbo[ttom] scroll to the bottom of the location window :lbuffer :lb[uffer] parse locations and jump to first location :lcd :lc[d] change directory locally :lchdir :lch[dir] change directory locally :lclose :lcl[ose] close location window :ldo :ld[o] execute command in valid location list entries :lfdo :lfd[o] execute command in each file in location list :left :le[ft] left align lines :leftabove :lefta[bove] make split window appear left or above :let :let assign a value to a variable or option :lexpr :lex[pr] read locations from expr and jump to first :lfile :lf[ile] read file with locations and jump to first :lfirst :lfir[st] go to the specified location, default first one :lgetbuffer :lgetb[uffer] get locations from buffer :lgetexpr :lgete[xpr] get locations from expr :lgetfile :lg[etfile] read file with locations :lgrep :lgr[ep] run 'grepprg' and jump to first match :lgrepadd :lgrepa[dd] like :grep, but append to current list :lhelpgrep :lh[elpgrep] like ":helpgrep" but uses location list :lhistory :lhi[story] list the location lists :ll :ll go to specific location :llast :lla[st] go to the specified location, default last one :llist :lli[st] list all locations :lmake :lmak[e] execute external command 'makeprg' and parse error messages :lmap :lm[ap] like ":map!" but includes Lang-Arg mode :lmapclear :lmapc[lear] like ":mapclear!" but includes Lang-Arg mode :lnext :lne[xt] go to next location :lnewer :lnew[er] go to newer location list :lnfile :lnf[ile] go to first location in next file :lnoremap :ln[oremap] like ":noremap!" but includes Lang-Arg mode :loadkeymap :loadk[eymap] load the following keymaps until EOF :loadview :lo[adview] load view for current window from a file :lockmarks :loc[kmarks] following command keeps marks where they are :lockvar :lockv[ar] lock variables :lolder :lol[der] go to older location list :lopen :lope[n] open location window :lprevious :lp[revious] go to previous location :lpfile :lpf[ile] go to last location in previous file :lrewind :lr[ewind] go to the specified location, default first one :ls :ls list all buffers :ltag :lt[ag] jump to tag and add matching tags to the location list :lunmap :lu[nmap] like ":unmap!" but includes Lang-Arg mode :lua :lua execute Lua command :luado :luad[o] execute Lua command for each line :luafile :luaf[ile] execute Lua script file :lvimgrep :lv[imgrep] search for pattern in files :lvimgrepadd :lvimgrepa[dd] like :vimgrep, but append to current list :lwindow :lw[indow] open or close location window :move :m[ove] move lines :mark :ma[rk] set a mark :make :mak[e] execute external command 'makeprg' and parse error messages :map :map show or enter a mapping :mapclear :mapc[lear] clear all mappings for Normal and Visual mode :marks :marks list all marks :match :mat[ch] define a match to highlight :menu :me[nu] enter a new menu item :menutranslate :menut[ranslate] add a menu translation item :messages :mes[sages] view previously displayed messages :mkexrc :mk[exrc] write current mappings and settings to a file :mksession :mks[ession] write session info to a file :mkspell :mksp[ell] produce .spl spell file :mkvimrc :mkv[imrc] write current mappings and settings to a file :mkview :mkvie[w] write view of current window to a file :mode :mod[e] show or change the screen mode :next :n[ext] go to next file in the argument list :new :new create a new empty window :nmap :nm[ap] like ":map" but for Normal mode :nmapclear :nmapc[lear] clear all mappings for Normal mode :nmenu :nme[nu] add menu for Normal mode :nnoremap :nn[oremap] like ":noremap" but for Normal mode :nnoremenu :nnoreme[nu] like ":noremenu" but for Normal mode :noautocmd :noa[utocmd] following commands don't trigger autocommands :noremap :no[remap] enter a mapping that will not be remapped :nohlsearch :noh[lsearch] suspend 'hlsearch' highlighting :noreabbrev :norea[bbrev] enter an abbreviation that will not be remapped :noremenu :noreme[nu] enter a menu that will not be remapped :normal :norm[al] execute Normal mode commands :noswapfile :nos[wapfile] following commands don't create a swap file :number :nu[mber] print lines with line number :nunmap :nun[map] like ":unmap" but for Normal mode :nunmenu :nunme[nu] remove menu for Normal mode :oldfiles :ol[dfiles] list files that have marks in the shada file :omap :om[ap] like ":map" but for Operator-pending mode :omapclear :omapc[lear] remove all mappings for Operator-pending mode :omenu :ome[nu] add menu for Operator-pending mode :only :on[ly] close all windows except the current one :onoremap :ono[remap] like ":noremap" but for Operator-pending mode :onoremenu :onoreme[nu] like ":noremenu" but for Operator-pending mode :options :opt[ions] open the options-window :ounmap :ou[nmap] like ":unmap" but for Operator-pending mode :ounmenu :ounme[nu] remove menu for Operator-pending mode :ownsyntax :ow[nsyntax] set new local syntax highlight for this window :packadd :pa[ckadd] add a plugin from 'packpath' :packloadall :packl[oadall] load all packages under 'packpath' :pclose :pc[lose] close preview window :pedit :ped[it] edit file in the preview window :perl :pe[rl] execute perl command :perldo :perld[o] execute perl command for each line :perlfile :perlf[ile] execute perl script file :print :p[rint] print lines :profdel :profd[el] stop profiling a function or script :profile :prof[ile] profiling functions and scripts :pop :po[p] jump to older entry in tag stack :popup :popu[p] popup a menu by name :ppop :pp[op] ":pop" in preview window :preserve :pre[serve] write all text to swap file :previous :prev[ious] go to previous file in argument list :psearch :ps[earch] like ":ijump" but shows match in preview window :ptag :pt[ag] show tag in preview window :ptNext :ptN[ext] :tNext in preview window :ptfirst :ptf[irst] :trewind in preview window :ptjump :ptj[ump] :tjump and show tag in preview window :ptlast :ptl[ast] :tlast in preview window :ptnext :ptn[ext] :tnext in preview window :ptprevious :ptp[revious] :tprevious in preview window :ptrewind :ptr[ewind] :trewind in preview window :ptselect :pts[elect] :tselect and show tag in preview window :put :pu[t] insert contents of register in the text :pwd :pw[d] print current directory :py3 :py3 execute Python 3 command :python3 :python3 same as :py3 :py3do :py3d[o] execute Python 3 command for each line :py3file :py3f[ile] execute Python 3 script file :python :py[thon] execute Python command :pydo :pyd[o] execute Python command for each line :pyfile :pyf[ile] execute Python script file :pyx :pyx execute python_x command :pythonx :pythonx same as :pyx :pyxdo :pyxd[o] execute python_x command for each line :pyxfile :pyxf[ile] execute python_x script file :quit :q[uit] quit current window (when one window quit Vim) :quitall :quita[ll] quit Vim :qall :qa[ll] quit Vim :read :r[ead] read file into the text :recover :rec[over] recover a file from a swap file :redo :red[o] redo one undone change :redir :redi[r] redirect messages to a file or register :redraw :redr[aw] force a redraw of the display :redrawstatus :redraws[tatus] force a redraw of the status line(s) and window bar(s) :redrawtabline :redrawt[abline] force a redraw of the tabline :registers :reg[isters] display the contents of registers :resize :res[ize] change current window height :retab :ret[ab] change tab size :return :retu[rn] return from a user function :rewind :rew[ind] go to the first file in the argument list :right :ri[ght] right align text :rightbelow :rightb[elow] make split window appear right or below :rshada :rsh[ada] read from shada file :ruby :rub[y] execute Ruby command :rubydo :rubyd[o] execute Ruby command for each line :rubyfile :rubyf[ile] execute Ruby script file :rundo :rund[o] read undo information from a file :runtime :ru[ntime] source vim scripts in 'runtimepath' :substitute :s[ubstitute] find and replace text :sNext :sN[ext] split window and go to previous file in argument list :sandbox :san[dbox] execute a command in the sandbox :sargument :sa[rgument] split window and go to specific file in argument list :sall :sal[l] open a window for each file in argument list :saveas :sav[eas] save file under another name. :sbuffer :sb[uffer] split window and go to specific file in the buffer list :sbNext :sbN[ext] split window and go to previous file in the buffer list :sball :sba[ll] open a window for each file in the buffer list :sbfirst :sbf[irst] split window and go to first file in the buffer list :sblast :sbl[ast] split window and go to last file in buffer list :sbmodified :sbm[odified] split window and go to modified file in the buffer list :sbnext :sbn[ext] split window and go to next file in the buffer list :sbprevious :sbp[revious] split window and go to previous file in the buffer list :sbrewind :sbr[ewind] split window and go to first file in the buffer list :scriptnames :scr[iptnames] list names of all sourced Vim scripts :scriptencoding :scripte[ncoding] encoding used in sourced Vim script :set :se[t] show or set options :setfiletype :setf[iletype] set 'filetype', unless it was set already :setglobal :setg[lobal] show global values of options :setlocal :setl[ocal] show or set options locally :sfind :sf[ind] split current window and edit file in 'path' :sfirst :sfir[st] split window and go to first file in the argument list :sign :sig[n] manipulate signs :silent :sil[ent] run a command silently :sleep :sl[eep] do nothing for a few seconds :slast :sla[st] split window and go to last file in the argument list :smagic :sm[agic] :substitute with 'magic' :smap :smap like ":map" but for Select mode :smapclear :smapc[lear] remove all mappings for Select mode :smenu :sme[nu] add menu for Select mode :snext :sn[ext] split window and go to next file in the argument list :snomagic :sno[magic] :substitute with 'nomagic' :snoremap :snor[emap] like ":noremap" but for Select mode :snoremenu :snoreme[nu] like ":noremenu" but for Select mode :sort :sor[t] sort lines :source :so[urce] read Vim or Ex commands from a file :spelldump :spelld[ump] split window and fill with all correct words :spellgood :spe[llgood] add good word for spelling :spellinfo :spelli[nfo] show info about loaded spell files :spellrare :spellra[re] add rare word for spelling :spellrepall :spellr[epall] replace all bad words like last z= :spellundo :spellu[ndo] remove good or bad word :spellwrong :spellw[rong] add spelling mistake :split :sp[lit] split current window :sprevious :spr[evious] split window and go to previous file in the argument list :srewind :sre[wind] split window and go to first file in the argument list :stop :st[op] suspend the editor or escape to a shell :stag :sta[g] split window and jump to a tag :startinsert :star[tinsert] start Insert mode :startgreplace :startg[replace] start Virtual Replace mode :startreplace :startr[eplace] start Replace mode :stopinsert :stopi[nsert] stop Insert mode :stjump :stj[ump] do ":tjump" and split window :stselect :sts[elect] do ":tselect" and split window :sunhide :sun[hide] same as ":unhide" :sunmap :sunm[ap] like ":unmap" but for Select mode :sunmenu :sunme[nu] remove menu for Select mode :suspend :sus[pend] same as ":stop" :sview :sv[iew] split window and edit file read-only :swapname :sw[apname] show the name of the current swap file :syntax :sy[ntax] syntax highlighting :syntime :synti[me] measure syntax highlighting speed :syncbind :sync[bind] sync scroll binding :t :t same as ":copy" :tNext :tN[ext] jump to previous matching tag :tabNext :tabN[ext] go to previous tab page :tabclose :tabc[lose] close current tab page :tabdo :tabdo execute command in each tab page :tabedit :tabe[dit] edit a file in a new tab page :tabfind :tabf[ind] find file in 'path', edit it in a new tab page :tabfirst :tabfir[st] go to first tab page :tablast :tabl[ast] go to last tab page :tabmove :tabm[ove] move tab page to other position :tabnew :tabnew edit a file in a new tab page :tabnext :tabn[ext] go to next tab page :tabonly :tabo[nly] close all tab pages except the current one :tabprevious :tabp[revious] go to previous tab page :tabrewind :tabr[ewind] go to first tab page :tabs :tabs list the tab pages and what they contain :tab :tab create new tab when opening new window :tag :ta[g] jump to tag :tags :tags show the contents of the tag stack :tcd :tc[d] change directory for tab page :tchdir :tch[dir] change directory for tab page :terminal :te[rminal] open a terminal buffer :tfirst :tf[irst] jump to first matching tag :throw :th[row] throw an exception :tjump :tj[ump] like ":tselect", but jump directly when there is only one match :tlast :tl[ast] jump to last matching tag :tlmenu :tlm[enu] add menu for Terminal-mode :tlnoremenu :tln[oremenu] like ":noremenu" but for Terminal-mode :tlunmenu :tlu[nmenu] remove menu for Terminal-mode :tmapclear :tmapc[lear] remove all mappings for Terminal-mode :tmap :tma[p] like ":map" but for Terminal-mode :tmenu :tm[enu] define menu tooltip :tnext :tn[ext] jump to next matching tag :tnoremap :tno[remap] like ":noremap" but for Terminal-mode :topleft :to[pleft] make split window appear at top or far left :tprevious :tp[revious] jump to previous matching tag :trewind :tr[ewind] jump to first matching tag :trust :trust add or remove file from trust database :try :try execute commands, abort on error or exception :tselect :ts[elect] list matching tags and select one :tunmap :tunma[p] like ":unmap" but for Terminal-mode :tunmenu :tu[nmenu] remove menu tooltip :undo :u[ndo] undo last change(s) :undojoin :undoj[oin] join next change with previous undo block :undolist :undol[ist] list leafs of the undo tree :unabbreviate :una[bbreviate] remove abbreviation :unhide :unh[ide] open a window for each loaded file in the buffer list :unlet :unl[et] delete variable :unlockvar :unlo[ckvar] unlock variables :unmap :unm[ap] remove mapping :unmenu :unme[nu] remove menu :unsilent :uns[ilent] run a command not silently :update :up[date] write buffer if modified :vglobal :v[global] execute commands for not matching lines :version :ve[rsion] print version number and other info :verbose :verb[ose] execute command with 'verbose' set :vertical :vert[ical] make following command split vertically :vimgrep :vim[grep] search for pattern in files :vimgrepadd :vimgrepa[dd] like :vimgrep, but append to current list :visual :vi[sual] same as ":edit", but turns off "Ex" mode :viusage :viu[sage] overview of Normal mode commands :view :vie[w] edit a file read-only :vmap :vm[ap] like ":map" but for Visual+Select mode :vmapclear :vmapc[lear] remove all mappings for Visual+Select mode :vmenu :vme[nu] add menu for Visual+Select mode :vnew :vne[w] create a new empty window, vertically split :vnoremap :vn[oremap] like ":noremap" but for Visual+Select mode :vnoremenu :vnoreme[nu] like ":noremenu" but for Visual+Select mode :vsplit :vs[plit] split current window vertically :vunmap :vu[nmap] like ":unmap" but for Visual+Select mode :vunmenu :vunme[nu] remove menu for Visual+Select mode :windo :windo execute command in each window :write :w[rite] write to a file :wNext :wN[ext] write to a file and go to previous file in argument list :wall :wa[ll] write all (changed) buffers :while :wh[ile] execute loop for as long as condition met :winsize :wi[nsize] get or set window size (obsolete) :wincmd :winc[md] execute a Window (CTRL-W) command :winpos :winp[os] get or set window position :wnext :wn[ext] write to a file and go to next file in argument list :wprevious :wp[revious] write to a file and go to previous file in argument list :wq :wq write to a file and quit window or Vim :wqall :wqa[ll] write all changed buffers and quit Vim :wshada :wsh[ada] write to ShaDa file :wundo :wu[ndo] write undo information to a file :xit :x[it] write if buffer changed and close window :xall :xa[ll] same as ":wqall" :xmapclear :xmapc[lear] remove all mappings for Visual mode :xmap :xm[ap] like ":map" but for Visual mode :xmenu :xme[nu] add menu for Visual mode :xnoremap :xn[oremap] like ":noremap" but for Visual mode :xnoremenu :xnoreme[nu] like ":noremenu" but for Visual mode :xunmap :xu[nmap] like ":unmap" but for Visual mode :xunmenu :xunme[nu] remove menu for Visual mode :yank :y[ank] yank lines into a register :z :z print some lines :~ :~ repeat last ":substitute"
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