Its all relative

Relative line numbers in Vim are fantastic but won’t work with wrapped lines if you remap j and k to gj and gk respectively… that is, unless you do this:

nnoremap <expr> j v:count ? 'j' : 'gj'
nnoremap <expr> k v:count ? 'k' : 'gk'

Thus allowing you to still jump by a count (that’s the v:count check part) and also move up and down to the visual next line. I haz cake and I eats it.


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  • //Posted: June 8, 2018
  • //Updated: May 30, 2022