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If I jump to a file e.g. by gf I know that I can do ctrl+O to go back.
But how do I go forward? I.e. what is the opposite of ctrl+O so as to go forward to the file I was earlier to which I jumbed to via gf?

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The opposite of <C-O> is <C-I> a.k.a. <Tab>:

CTRL-O Go to [count] Older cursor position in jump list

Tab or
CTRL-I Go to [count] newer cursor position in jump list

:jumps will print the jump list, which is nice for orientation.


Learn how to look up commands and navigate the built-in :help; it is comprehensive and offers many tips. You won't learn Vim as fast as other editors, but if you commit to continuous learning, it'll prove a very powerful and efficient editor.

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How would I use :help to find this topic for instance? –  Jim Nov 28 '13 at 13:03
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:help CTRL-O; you just need to know the command's mode and the spelling of keys! –  Ingo Karkat Nov 28 '13 at 13:07

The opposite of CTRL+O is :$

It does the exact opposite..

In vi-editor go to the command mode by pressing Esc key and :$ will do the opposite of CTRL+O.

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Did not work for me. –  Joseph R. Nov 28 '13 at 9:29
    
Do you use vi editor? –  Ruban Savvy Nov 28 '13 at 9:31
    
You mean as opposed to vim? –  Joseph R. Nov 28 '13 at 9:33
    
It works in both vim-editor and vi-editor. –  Ruban Savvy Nov 28 '13 at 9:35
    
I use vim and it didn't work for me. Also, just so you know, I'm not the one who downvoted you. –  Joseph R. Nov 28 '13 at 9:36

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