vi end of line command

vi (vim) line navigation FAQ: What is the vi command to move to the end of the current line? (How do I move to the end of the current line in vim?)

Short answer: When in vi/vim command mode, use the "$" character to move to the end of the current line.

Other vi/vim line related commands

While I'm in the vi line neighborhood, here's a longer answer, with a list of "vi/vim go to line" commands:

vi command description
0 move to beginning of the current line
$ move to end of line
H move to the top of the current window (high)
M move to the middle of the current window (middle)
L move to the bottom line of the current window (low)
1G move to the first line of the file
20G move to the 20th line of the file
G move to the last line of the file

Just to be clear, you need to be in the vi/vim command mode to issue these commands. Getting into command mode is typically very simple, just hit the [Esc] key and you are usually there.

Move up or down multiple lines with vim

You can also use the [Up] and [Down] arrow keys to move up and down lines in the vi or vim editor. But did you know that when you're in vi command mode, you can precede the [Up] or [Down] arrow keys with a number? For instance, if you want to move up 20 lines in the current file, you can type this:


vi/vim line navigation - summary

I hope these vi/vim line navigation examples are helpful. If you have any questions, or would like to share your own vi navigation commands, feel free to use the comment form below.