Discussion on: What's your favorite Vim trick?

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Ryan Dsouza

There are a couple of tricks in Vim that I love.

  1. When renaming variables, I use ciw and rename the variable, at the next instance just press . to repeat
  2. zz to bring the current line the cursor is at in the middle of the screen (very useful) P.S. Not a trick but a highly recommend feature is relative line numbers. Helps me a lot
guyzmo profile image

about your 1. there's another more awesome trick:

when renaming variables, you can search for it using / or * (reverse with ? or #) and use cgn (reverse cgN) to modify it, using . to change the next match.

The -gn movement is working on the next match. So you can spare one key (n or N) when bulk renaming variables.

tl;dr : Instead of


you can do:


cheers 🍻