When using :Glog or other git plugins like :GV (gitv?) and checking revisions or commit you end up in Read-Only mode viewing something like


Is there a way to get to the original file in the current working tree?

This is especially handy when using :Glog and stepping back in time, to get back to "now".

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The Gedit command is here for you.

It takes an argument which is the revision you want to use, using the same logic as git-rev-parse (meaning you can use it without argument to get back to your working copy), so, on your file, type


And you're back to your working copy.


  • :h fugitive-:Gedit
  • :h fugitive-revision

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