Questions tagged [line-numbers]

Vim can output the number of each line on the left side of the screen. Questions about customizing this behavior.

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Line numbers relative to the screen

Is it possible to make Vim show line numbers relative to the screen? Not to the beginning of the file, and not to the current position of the cursor, but relative to the first line that is currently ...
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What are the benefits and use cases of relativenumber?

I have tried the relativenumber option several times, and I really don't get the point. People say that it's easier because they don't have to do the mental math of how many lines to go up or down ...
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How to toggle relative number for all opened windows?

I have this in my .vimrc: nnoremap <C-a> :set relativenumber!<cr> This toggles the relative number feature only in the current window. Is it possible to toggle it in all opened windows ...
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Set line number on chunks of file

Following an example such as: ##1## many text and lines ##z## ##2## more text ##z## ...etc How could i make the line number display only on chunks of text, inside of the ##digit## and the ##z## ...
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How to make Vim not be a line editor

Vim is famously (or infamously) a child of line-based editing. For many cases this is acceptable. But I wish to use it primarily as an academic tool with large amounts of text. I want the experience ...
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navigate lines with alphabets

I am using Programmer Dvorak layout. So typing numbers for navigation is not easy. Can I instead navigate with alphabetical characters showing up in place of relative numbers? Any other ideas?
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inserting a line number into substitution text

I have a long script file that I need to run in an application. I generally create these by running a query against the application and then creating the script I need using VIM. Sometimes these can ...
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Add vertical line between line numbers and file contents

I have set number in my ~/.vimrc, which enables line numbers. Generally they are quite useful, but it can be a bit tricky to discern the actual contents of a numerical data file from the line numbers, ...
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Vimdiff : highlight line numbers differently

I use relative line numbers thanx to the following settings in my vimrc: set number set relativenumber Since I don't want to wrap lines in diff mode, it's sometimes hard to tell which line include a ...
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Why is Neovim highlighting the cursor line numbers after the cursor has moved off?

I have turned on CursorLineNr highlighting as shown in this init.vim file. When I have my cursor on a line that wraps, it highlights all the individual "lines" on that line, as usual. However once my ...
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Visual/Operator-pending autocommand?

Last week, I turned off 'number' and have been using only 'relativenumber', plus a line/column count in my status line. I don't really look at line numbers that much. But now I've had a radical idea. ...
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How can I keep the cursor position when piping the buffer through an external command?

I sometimes make shortcuts for myself, which run some external command on the current buffer, such as nnoremap <C-f> :%!clang-format -style=file<C-m> which formats the buffer with clang'...
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How to open multiple files with cursor for all files being at the last line?

My experiments generate several log files, which I sometimes monitor manually. Some of the log files have an error message in the last line. I want to open all log files with the cursor located at ...
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How to get line numbers of a different window

I would like to get these line numbers of a different window without moving to that window. line('w0') line('w$') line('.') line('$') As for the first two, we can use getwininfo([{winid}]) which ...
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Add line numbers and remove line numbers to selected lines

Based on the accepted answer of the following post How to add permanent line numbers to a file? I would like to have the capacity to select a certain number of lines and add numbers to those ...
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lines numbering and formatting

For practicing in vim I made: $ man bash > PracticeFile but upon setting up line numbers, using: :set nu the formatting got messed up, so that letters at the end of line are closer to number ...
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Visual Block Mode edit with sequential number [duplicate]

Suppose I'd like to create a list - "1" - "2" - "3" what Is the smartest way to create such? My attempt would be to i- "1"ESCyypp to get - "1" - "1" - "1" and then jump to the second line's 1 ...
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Why doesn't this `:execute` command work?

I was looking at this question on Unix & Linux Stack Exchange, and I thought I could write an answer for it using Vim. I ran the following for a quick test, and was surprised to find it didn't ...
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How to copy lines with line numbers?

I would like to copy several lines with line numbers; the text from set number isn't copied. Is there any way to do this?
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Enable line numbering for directories

When viewing a directory (using :Explore, for example), I would like to see line numbers. I can run :set number after opening the directory, and that works, but I can't get numbering to turn on by ...
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Show absolute and relative line numbers (not hybrid)

I'm trying to find a way to show relative line numbers as well as absolute line numbers, but not the way hybrid line numbers does it. I want to see both at all times, probably each displayed on a ...
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Highlight specific line numbers in the gutter

Can you target a spesific line number in the gutter? Let's say I want line 20 in the gutter te be red for some reason. Possible? Like CursorLineNr, but defining the line number yourself. In short I'm ...
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Nvim can not detect focus change inside tmux sessions

I use the following setting for automatic line number toggle. augroup numbertoggle autocmd! autocmd BufEnter,FocusGained,InsertLeave * set relativenumber autocmd BufLeave,FocusLost,InsertEnter ...
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excluding line numbering from mkview/loadview

I include set number in my .vimrc file to have line numbers automatically displayed upon opening a file. I also use the following code block to automatically save and load the view when closing and ...
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How to display a sign before the line number gutter?

I'd like to display some characters in left side of the line number gutter just like the vim-syntastic plugin does to show the errors. back when I was starting to learn vim I saw a plugin doing just ...
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How could I turn off the terminal line number while keep the editor line number in vimrc

I want to show line number in the editor, thus I use set nu in my vimrc. But when I open the embedded terminal with :ter, there are also line numbers there which I feel not comfortable. How could I ...
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Line number order is broken

I recently installed Neovim and SpaceVim. My line number order is broken: This occurs when working on any file, with both Vim and Neovim. How do I solve this? I'm a newbie to Vim and don't know how ...
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Having a modified relativenumber

In my experience with vim I found relative numbers pretty useful. But I would like to know if is there an argument I could give to the my neovim configuration file so I could configure it in such way ...
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How can I have more space between line number and code?

Bascially, I want to increase the space between line number and code. Other line number plugin is also acceptable. From this: to this:
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Discrete line numbers specified individually not as range

I was trying to find out if it is possible to give an ex command a list of lines instead of a range?
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Vim never shows line number for Python files even though I have `.vimrc`

I found it strange that I can never have Vim show line number automatically for .py files, even if I have this as my ~/.vimrc set background=dark autocmd FileType py,c set number Strangely enough, ...
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Set window-local option in every buffer/window

How do you set a window-local option (number) in literally every window/buffer? I was to bind <leader>t to toggle the number option in every buffer, using a global variable g:linum_status as ...
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Send file and line number to tmux

I want to send commands to tmux to run Elixir tests from vim. Using the % variable allows me to run the command to run a test for a single file. The relevant line in my .vimrc is nmap <silent> ...
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Prepend “number,” to each line, where number is calculated from nth term

I have a file with 48 lines like 0.00000 0.00621 0.16298 0.19977 0.40198 0.29450 0.49277 0.28054 0.43256 0.18729 0.28934 And I want to prepend d.ddddddd, to each line, each d represents a digit (so ...
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Open file at specified line number and automatically put that line in the middle of the screen?

How can Vim be configured to automatically centre a specified line number (eg. without manually having to use the zz command? So from the commandline I just want to issue: vim verylongfile.c +932 .....
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Sharing gutter space between line numbers and YCM markers

Is there a way, if the 'number' option is enabled to show line numbers, to make YouCompleteMe show errors and warnings by changing the line number colours instead of adding extra width to the gutter ...
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Get rid of extra gutter spacing

Vim always has 3 spaces for the line numbers on the left, in the gutter. Since I set relativenumber, and (unfortunately) don't have a monitor with the vertical space for 100 lines, I will never need ...
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In VIM, Change the number that relative lines numbers start from

I've turned on vim's relative line numbers, it starts from 0 but doing somthing like 10dd means I only get up to line 9, leaving the last one behind (becuase it's 10 including the current line). Yes, ...
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How to show the sign column to the right side of the line number column?

I want Vim's sign column displayed to the right side of the line number column, I have it by default on the left. Here is a screenshot showing the sign column enabled and showing a + to indicate a ...
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Automatically set the 'number' option in Vim when entering Ex mode, set 'nonumber' in visual mode

I have previously asked this in StackOverflow (May 2015), but without getting any replies that I was completely happy with. This ought to be simple: I want to configure Vim to set number whenever ...
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Why this function to change relative number in lines is not working?

I have found this very useful function to turn on and off relative number lines: function! NumberToggle() if(&relativenumber == 1) set number else set relativenumber endif endfunc ...
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Vim ignore terminal color schemes when setting colors

I don't want vim to be affected by my terminal's color scheme. Is there a way to do this? In particular, I want my LineNr column to be colored black. I have seen it is possible because airline ...
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How to display all line numbers in Vim?

In my .vimrc i have added this line set number But it only displays the line number for the lines that exist in the buffer, and not beyond this; after this it just shows ~. How can I show line ...
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Set line numbers only while in normal mode

I don't have much use for line numbers while in insert mode so I would like to turn them off. However they are great for normal mode. Constantly using set nu! is tiresome. Is there a way to tie set ...
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How to write each line into separate file?

I'd like to write content of the file into separate files each for each line. For example: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit I'd like to write 1st line into line1.txt, 2nd ...
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Weird vertical bar to left of line numbers

Couldn't find anything on this by searching, so hopefully it's not super obvious. Every now and then, through some accidental sequence of keys, a solid bar appears to the left of my line numbers. I ...
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Replace a pattern with current line number

I'd like to replace 'x' in this file with current line number. That is, change x x x to 1 2 3 For now, I use a Perl one-liner: perl -pi -e '$x=$.; s/x/$x/' myfile.txt I think UltraEdit can do it ...
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Highlight line number of folded lines

I want to have uniform highlighting of line numbers (provided by the LineNr and CursorLineNr hl-groups) but the line numbers of folded lines don't obey a particular group (as far as I know), but obey ...
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How to display line numbers in netrw v125 (vim7.0)?

I added let g:netrw_bufsettings = 'noma nomod nu nobl nowrap ro' and set nu to my vimrc on my Ubuntu machine. It can display line numbers in netrw (V149). When I use the same vimrc on a remote server ...
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Is there an option to zero-pad line numbers?

When using set number and set numberwidth I'd like to have the line numbers padded with zeros instead of spaces. example: 0001 0002 0003 Can it be done?