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4.4 Marking Your Place

During a vi session, you can mark your place in the file with an invisible "bookmark," perform edits elsewhere, then return to your marked place. In command mode:


Marks the current position with x (x can be any letter).


(apostrophe) Moves the cursor to the first character of the line marked by x.


(backquote) Moves the cursor to the character marked by x.


(backquotes) Returns to the exact position of the previous mark or context after a move.


(apostrophes) Returns to the beginning of the line of the previous mark or context.

NOTE: Place markers are set only during the current vi session; they are not stored in the file.

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