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By pressing gg and G you can jump to both ends of a buffer.

42G jumps to the line 42.

Is there any quick g shortcut to jump to the middle of buffer. Something like roughly round(number of lines/2)G ?

33

You can use N% to jump to the Nth percent of the file. So e.g. 50% jumps roughly to the middle of the buffer. See the help at :h N%

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I use these mappings in my own settings:

nnoremap <expr> M (line('$')/2).'G'
xnoremap <expr> M (line('$')/2).'G'
onoremap <expr> M (line('$')/2).'G'

It's pretty simple, it simply evaluates the expression (line('$')/2).'G' before running the mapping. line('$') is the number of the last line in the buffer, which we divide by two. Then the .'G' just appends 'G' to the resulting string.

If you like using the default M (Middle of visible screen), you could make this a leader mapping so that you don't overwrite it. For example:

nnoremap <expr> <leader>m (line('$')/2).'G'
xnoremap <expr> <leader>m (line('$')/2).'G'
onoremap <expr> <leader>m (line('$')/2).'G'
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You can use N% to jump to the Nth percent of the file. So e.g. 50% jumps roughly to the middle of the buffer.

See the help at :h N%

  • I edited the answer because it appeared in the "first post" queue to make it readable (the formatting was terrible) but I didn't see it is just a duplicate of Christian's answer. – statox Dec 2 '16 at 9:13

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