Today I Learned

A Hashrocket project

Navigate To The Nth Column On A Line In Vim

You can navigate the cursor to a specific column of the current line using the | character. For instance typing


will navigate your cursor to the 45th column of the current line. If you type a number that exceeds the number of columns on the line, your cursor will be placed on the last column.

Here is what the help files have to say about |:

|           To screen column [count] in the current line.
            |exclusive| motion.  Ceci n'est pas une pipe.
Every developer at Hashrocket is a Vim expert. Check out our development environment, Dotmatrix, and if you are in Chicago, come to the monthly Vim Chicago Meetup hosted at our Chicago office.