Jump to matching parenthesis

Vim has a simple way to jump to the corresponding opening or closing parenthesis: %. Your cursor will effortlessly bounce from closing to opening or vice versa.

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Open Vim with no plugins

Ever need to debug something with you Vim config or ever wonder if your favorite Vim trick is available in stock Vim? There’s a simple way to load vim without any plugins:

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Disable unsaved hidden buffers

Did you ever scratch your head thinking, “I’m sure I made that change… but now it’s gone!”? You may have fallen victim to :set hidden. Save yourself headaches with this one simple Vim trick.

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Search positioning

When searching with /pattern in vim, the cursor lands at the start of the pattern. This is not always ideal. By adding /e to the end of your search pattern, you can have the cursor land at the end of the search pattern. This can come in handy when you would like to cycle through a number of instance of a search pattern and repeat an edit with the dot operator ..

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