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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How can I show relative line numbers?

A lot of vim commands can take a number referring to the number of lines that the command will act on. Is it possible to show the line numbers relative to the current line? Something like the ...
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How can I add line numbers to Vim?

I'd like to see line numbers, starting with 1 at the top, on the left side of Vim. Ideally it would look like this: 1 | foo = Foo.new 2 | bar = Bar.new 3 | baz = foo.baz(bar) ... 10| test = ...
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How can I generate a list of sequential numbers, one per line?

Starting from a blank slate, how can I obtain a document that contains 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 … 100 To be clear, I don't want these numbers displayed in the margin; I want them inserted into the ...
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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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How do I use relative line numbers in command line mode?

Recently I learned from Practical Vim a way to copy or move block of lines without having to move the cursor from the current position. This is done in command line mode. e.g. :123,133m. # moves ...
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How can I search for a string between certain line numbers?

This is a problem I had recently. I have a file with several hundred lines of text. How can I search for a string between two specific line numbers? For e.g. I want to search between line numbers 100 ...
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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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Current line number aligned to the left with number and relativenumber

I use relative line numbers along with an absolute line number for the current line: set number set relativenumber The absolute current line number is always aligned to the left, and the help pages (...
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How to get and use the number of each matched line in a global command

In his (very good) book "Pratical Vim" Drew Neil shows how to collect all the lines containing the word "TODO" into a register to use them latter. To do so he simply use a global command: :g/TODO/...
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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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How can I set number and relativenumber at the same time?

I find both number and relativenumber useful. Is there any way to display them both at the same time?
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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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Relative Numbers sidepanel with wrapped lines

I love the relative numbers side-column in vim but when I have wrapped lines it becomes inaccurate (or less usable since I can't use that number directly in a j/k command). I have nnoremap j gj in my ...
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Different gutter colours for each code function

VIM knows to identify the start and end of code functions with the [[ and ]} commands. How might I use this to colour the gutters or line number backgrounds differently for each function? The issue ...
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Show only every n relative line number

Is it possible to show every n relative line numbers? So for example, I can see a a (+/-) 10, 20, 30... instead of a value on every line. If there's no current way to do it, is it possible to create?...
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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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Relative number on old vim versions

How can I get the relative number feature on old vim versions (7.2 to be exact in my scenario) ? I cannot install a newer version because other people are also using vim on the same server.
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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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Can relative number be changed so that current line is 1?

I knew this site would teach me more about my beloved vim :-) In posting a question/answer on how to delete large blocks without having to count lines, one of the answers taught me something I didn't ...
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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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How do I setnumber and relativenumber for :Explore in .vimrc

In my .vimrc I have set relativenumber and set number it works in the editor but not in :Explore. I have to set it manually every time. How can I always get set relativenumber and set number in :...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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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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Extract line number as a variable to re-insert it

In insert-mode, I would like to extract the current line number I'm editing in a "variable"/memory/buffer, and to be able to paste it through a remapping. I know that :echo line(".") gives me the ...
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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 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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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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Why does relative line numbering sometimes turn off [closed]

I have vim set to relative line numbering with set number set relativenumber For some reason, every now and then, for some unknown reason, relative line numbering seems to turn off (or is stuck to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vim 7.4 hybrid number mode not working

I recently discovered that Vim 7.4 enables a hybrid number mode, such that if you do set nu and set rnu, you'll see the absolute line number of the current line and relative line numbers everywhere ...
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How to track down the code during debugging?

The problem I'm trying to troubleshoot now is specific to recent neovim 0.5.0 (exact version I'm using is NVIM v0.5.0-ef3230f35 but this issue reproduces in the same way on all my machines each ...