I am new to Vim. My code file has 300 lines. Suppose currently the cursor is on line 254, and I used gg command the cursor turn to line 1. I want to go back to line 254 but I forget that line number. Is there a command the can do this?


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Use `` to jump back to the exact position you were in before you searched/jumped, or '' to jump back to the start of the line you were on before you searched/jumped.

You can also use CTRL+O and CTRL+I for jumping back and forward.

See also:

  • 1
    See also :help '', :help 03.10, :help jump-motions and :help motion.txt.
    – garyjohn
    Commented Sep 19, 2015 at 14:49
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    One really powerful thing about Ctrl+O and Ctrl+I is that it will even jump between files!
    – Hovercouch
    Commented Sep 20, 2015 at 18:36

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