I wanted to map ' to " because I think both ` and ' does the same thing. But I don't want to shadow anything without knowing properly. So, any differences between ` and '?

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' jumps to the start of a line where the mark is set, whereas ` jumps directly to the specific character.

Personally, I find that I use ' far more frequently than `, in part because it's easier to reach, but mostly because it means I don't have to care (or try to remember) precisely where within the line I set marks.

  • As documented in the first lines of :h mark-motions
    – statox
    Apr 12, 2019 at 10:30
  • Now that you mention it, I remember reading it. That's why I started using tick instead of quote in the first place. But it's not that important for me, so I forgot.
    – 3N4N
    Apr 12, 2019 at 16:06

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