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Chapter 3. Better Navigation

Working with large files, or many files at the same time, can be a troublesome task. Sometimes, you realize that you waste more time looking for content to edit than doing the actual editing.

The philosophy of Vim is all about not wasting our valuable time, so Vim has means for optimizing the way we navigate files.

In this chapter, we will look at some of the ways in which Vim helps us easily navigate through our files, whether we're dealing with one file or fifty files. Some recipes use marks to mark a spot for later return, while others use search techniques to find the place you are looking for.

The recipes in this chapter cover the following areas:

  • Faster navigation in a file
  • Faster navigation in the Vim help system ...

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