3

I am looking for a complete list of the key descriptions commonly used for remapping keys.

  • 5
    PROTIP: :help key followed by Ctrl+D – romainl Nov 19 '15 at 17:15
  • You can refer nathangrigg.net for the vim pdf. That has the entire list of key descriptions. This PDF is extracted from all help contents of vim editor. – SibiCoder May 14 '16 at 5:32
7
:help key-notation

They are described in the help.

notation    meaning         equivalent  decimal value(s)    ~
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
<Nul>       zero            CTRL-@    0 (stored as 10) *<Nul>*
<BS>        backspace       CTRL-H    8 *backspace*
<Tab>       tab         CTRL-I    9 *tab* *Tab*
                            *linefeed*
<NL>        linefeed        CTRL-J   10 (used for <Nul>)
<FF>        formfeed        CTRL-L   12 *formfeed*
<CR>        carriage return     CTRL-M   13 *carriage-return*
<Return>    same as <CR>                *<Return>*
<Enter>     same as <CR>                *<Enter>*
<Esc>       escape          CTRL-[   27 *escape* *<Esc>*
<Space>     space                32 *space*
<lt>        less-than       <    60 *<lt>*
<Bslash>    backslash       \    92 *backslash* *<Bslash>*
<Bar>       vertical bar        |   124 *<Bar>*
<Del>       delete              127
<CSI>       command sequence intro  ALT-Esc 155 *<CSI>*
<xCSI>      CSI when typed in the GUI       *<xCSI>*

<EOL>       end-of-line (can be <CR>, <LF> or <CR><LF>,
        depends on system and 'fileformat') *<EOL>*

<Up>        cursor-up           *cursor-up* *cursor_up*
<Down>      cursor-down         *cursor-down* *cursor_down*
<Left>      cursor-left         *cursor-left* *cursor_left*
<Right>     cursor-right            *cursor-right* *cursor_right*
<S-Up>      shift-cursor-up
<S-Down>    shift-cursor-down
<S-Left>    shift-cursor-left
<S-Right>   shift-cursor-right
<C-Left>    control-cursor-left
<C-Right>   control-cursor-right
<F1> - <F12>    function keys 1 to 12       *function_key* *function-key*
<S-F1> - <S-F12> shift-function keys 1 to 12    *<S-F1>*
<Help>      help key
<Undo>      undo key
<Insert>    insert key
<Home>      home                *home*
<End>       end             *end*
<PageUp>    page-up             *page_up* *page-up*
<PageDown>  page-down           *page_down* *page-down*
<kHome>     keypad home (upper left)    *keypad-home*
<kEnd>      keypad end (lower left)     *keypad-end*
<kPageUp>   keypad page-up (upper right)    *keypad-page-up*
<kPageDown> keypad page-down (lower right)  *keypad-page-down*
<kPlus>     keypad +            *keypad-plus*
<kMinus>    keypad -            *keypad-minus*
<kMultiply> keypad *            *keypad-multiply*
<kDivide>   keypad /            *keypad-divide*
<kEnter>    keypad Enter            *keypad-enter*
<kPoint>    keypad Decimal point        *keypad-point*
<k0> - <k9> keypad 0 to 9           *keypad-0* *keypad-9*
<S-...>     shift-key           *shift* *<S-*
<C-...>     control-key         *control* *ctrl* *<C-*
<M-...>     alt-key or meta-key     *meta* *alt* *<M-*
<A-...>     same as <M-...>         *<A-*
<D-...>     command-key (Macintosh only)    *<D-*
<t_xx>      key with "xx" entry in termcap
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
1

The Num Keys are different (for normale mode):

nmap <Esc>Oq 1
nmap <Esc>Or 2
nmap <Esc>Os 3
nmap <Esc>Ot 4
nmap <Esc>Ou 5
nmap <Esc>Ov 6
nmap <Esc>Ow 7
nmap <Esc>Ox 8
nmap <Esc>Oy 9
nmap <Esc>Op 0
nmap <Esc>On .
nmap <Esc>OQ /
nmap <Esc>OR *
nmap <Esc>Ol +
nmap <Esc>OS -
nmap <Esc>OM <Enter>

Use inoremap for insert mode.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.