I'm using the vim-fugitive plugin for git blame annotations.

When I'm on a certain line, I type :Gblame and it shows me the git commits:

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When I click on a git commit hash, I go to it, how can go back to the original view?

Bonus: how can I make the git hash appear on a split view instead of jumping to it?

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You can use the jump list to go back to your file: pressing ctrlo will bring you back to the top of the commit file and pressing it a second time will bring you back to the file you were editing. (see :h CTRL-O and :h jumplist)

To open the commit in a split window :h fugitive-:Gblame tells you that you can use o when you are on the commit line. You can also use shifto to open it in a new tab.

Note: Instead of clicking on the commit hash you can also use Enter to go to the commit message.


Update: I read "original view" in the question as referring to the git blame view. If instead it is meant to refer to the source code file, then @statox's answer is the correct one.

I don't think fugitive provides a mechanism for going back to the previous blame view.

If you make a note of the buffer number before you jump to the commit (with commands such as :ls! or :echo bufnr("")), then you can jump back to it by passing a count to the :b command, but fugitive's mappings no longer appear to be set up.

You can make the hash appear in a split view instead of jumping to it by pressing o instead of Enter. (See :help :Gblame.)


I would suggest you use o or O to open commit in a split or net tab. That way the blame is still there and you can use it as a reference.

You can use g? to see :Gblame's help or go to :h fugitive-:Gblame

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