My (n)vim window looks like this:

no padding

Line 91 is the end of the document, and it's flush with the document name at the bottom (essentially the bottom of the screen). How do I "move" that line upwards towards the center like this, as though the document is just shorter than it is?

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I don't want to just add a bunch of newlines. Is there any way to pad out the bottom of the document? Thanks!

Sorry about the question tags, I'm not really sure what they should be.

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    Welcome to Vi and Vim! I believe we may have some duplicates of this lying around, but in the meantime, have an answer :)
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Jul 27, 2020 at 21:40

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You may be looking for zz, zt, and zb—they center (or move to the top, or to the bottom) the current line on the screen.

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