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In my .vimrc file I have

autocmd BufWritePre *.c :g/./ normal gqq

with text width 119 in order to hardwrap the lines before saving the buffer.

I tried

autocmd BufWritePre *.c :g/./ normal gqq``zz

to move the cursor back to where it was and bring it in the centre but it seems like taking me to some arbitary location.

Can anyone help me with this?

  • Other issues aside, it would be more robust to set a mark explicitly and jump to that, IMO. – B Layer Jan 21 at 11:10
  • How to do that ? – MaNyYaCk Jan 21 at 11:18
  • If you want to mark whatever the currrent line is before the global command is run, for instance, then kx | exe ':g/./ ... etc' | normal 'xzz – B Layer Jan 21 at 11:30
  • Note that I arbitrarily chose x for the mark. Use whatever you want. (You could even use, believe it or not, ` ... though I'd probably avoid it to prevent confusion.) – B Layer Jan 21 at 11:40
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What your command does :g/./ normal gqq``zz is "for each line do normal command which is format line and goto last position and recenter.

What you have to do is to separate :g/../normal gqq command and the rest.

Smth like (tested) exe ':g/./normal gqq' | normal ``zz

  1. exe is to execute a string as a command (:h execute)
  2. | is to add another command to the line
  3. normal to execute normal mode commands from command mode :)

So the end result should be (not tested)

autocmd BufWritePre *.c :exe ':g/./normal gqq' | normal ``zz

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