As title. Just like the case where <C-n> and <C-p> is a pair. I would like to know how to scroll down one line at a time.

  • ctrl+y is't a standard command. I think you have a plugin installed that have implemented ctrl+y for you. And for your other question, scroll down one line should be achievable by pressing j. Oct 3, 2022 at 10:49
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    See :h CTRL-E
    – 3N4N
    Oct 3, 2022 at 11:01
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    @MerajulArefinPial I will not call the behavior of j "scrolling down". By scrolling down I mean showing one more line at the bottom(and thus hide the first line) of the current window/buffer. Oct 3, 2022 at 11:01
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    @MerajulArefinPial Ctrl-e/y are even in the original vi. They move the page, not the cursor.
    – paradroid
    Oct 3, 2022 at 17:29
  • @paradroid, sorry I was wrong. You are right. Oct 4, 2022 at 4:34

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While it might sound hilarious but since there are only a-z keys there to try so I just tried all combinations and found that <C-e> is what I need. Thanks to everyone for reading and trying to help in the comment section.

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    An easier way to find this out is :help ctrl-y, which is in the "scrolling upwards" section, and if you scroll that page up a bit more then there's a "scrolling downwards" section. :help index is also useful, and lists all keybinds (:help normal-index for normal mode mappings). Also see How do I navigate to topics in Vim's documentation? Oct 3, 2022 at 13:53

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