Often times, when I run a vim command that makes “big” changes to a
file (a macro or a
:vimgrep command) I lose my original
position and feel disoriented.
Save position with
winsaveview() command returns a
Dictionary that contains information about the view of the
current window. This includes the cursor line number, cursor coloumn,
the top most line in the window and a couple of other values, none of
which concern us.
Before running our command (one that jumps around the buffer, a lot),
we save our view, and restore it once its done, with
let view = winsaveview() s/\s\+$//gc " find and (confirm) replace trailing blanks winrestview(view) " restore our original view!
It might seem a little overkill in the above example, just use `` (double backticks) instead, but it comes in handy when you run your file through heavier filtering.
I'm Akshay, programmer and pixel-artist.
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