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Using the changelist and jumplist

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This episode introduces the changelist and jumplist, demonstrating a couple of situations where they are useful.

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The Changelist

The changelist remembers the position of every change that can be undone. You can move back and forwards through the changelist using the commands:

g;
g,

You can view the contents of the changelist by running the command:

:changes

The Jumplist

Vim also maintains a jumplist, remembering each position to which the cursor jumped, rather than scrolled. You can move backwards and forwards through the jumplist with the commands:

ctrl-O
ctrl-I

You can view the contents of the jumplist by issuing the command:

:jumps

When you are browsing Vim’s documentation, you can follow the link under the cursor with the command:

ctrl-]

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