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, I go by nerd or nerdypepper on the internet.
I am a compsci undergrad, Rust programmer and an enthusiastic Vimmer. I write open-source stuff to pass time. I also design fonts: scientifica, curie.