I want to use
$ in visual mode but it always includes a trailing space (even if there isn't one on the line).
How do I make it so
$ only goes to the actual last letter?
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You can control that with the
'selection' option. To disable the "past line" cursor behavior, use the following command:
Beware that using a non-default setting for this option is possibly likely to break behavior of some plug-ins, so it might not be a great idea to change it.
There's also a motion that might be close to what you want:
g_ moves to the last non-blank character of the line. It's not exactly the same as
selection=old. For example, when there are trailing blanks. Also, using
$ will keep the cursor at the last character of the line as you move up or down, which is not the case if you used
g_ will work without having to mess with the
'selection' setting, so it's better in that sense.