Assuming the following situation

$someVar = "Some String with \"escaped\" inner delimiters";

with the cursor somewhere in the double-quote delimited string.

What is the quickest way to jump to the final (actually delimiting) double quote? I can only think of 3f"/f" depending on where the cursor is, or even using a negative lookbehind with /, but there has to be a better way?

Is there perhaps even something like "jump to the end of the current syntax-highlighted block"?


@Kent's solution assumes a single string in the line. Another approach is (mis-)using the a / inner quoted string text object (a" / i"), through visual mode:

  • va"<Esc> for :set selection=inclusive (default)
  • vi"<Esc> for :set selection=exclusive

@Kent's solution also doesn't work as a single, atomic {motion}, so you cannot use it after commands like d or y. That can be done via the vim ninja feet plugin as d]i".


This goes to the end of the line, and searches backwards for ".

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