Vim Page Down Mac

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VIM Editor Commands. Vim is an editor to create or edit a text file. There are two modes in vim. One is the command mode and another is the insert mode. In the command mode, user can move around the file, delete text, etc. In the insert mode, user can insert text. Changing mode from one to another.

  • Vim.ahk is the setting file for AutoHotkey(AutohotkeyL). Vim.exe is a standalone application made from vim.ahk (available in the releases page). This is vim emulation for Windows. If you are interesting in same settings for Mac, try Vim emulation for Karabiner - Software for macOS: Karabiner-Elements complexmodifications rules by rcmdnk.
  • The Vim page down keystroke is Control f. You can remember the 'f' by thinking 'forward'. More Vim page up and page down keys I use those two Vim keystrokes most of the time, but you can use other keystrokes in Vim to move up and down, as shown here.
  • Many Vim windows for the same file. Let’s say we’re editing a Python script, and there are two different functions in it: f1 and f2 we’d like to edit at the same time. Vim makes this easy: Press Ctrl + w (cmd + w in a Mac).Press v (for vertical) or h (for horizontal). This will create a vertical splice, or a horizontal one.

Updated for Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2.

In order to get page up and page down to work properly under Mac OSX Terminal, as well as the home and end of line (EoL), you need to go to Preferences and then Keyboard and configure the right escape key sequences.

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(Note for laptop users: you don't have the page up/down and home/EoL keys, but you can simulate them by holding the 'fn' key and pressing on an arrow key. So these configurations also apply to you.)

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In the Terminal Preferences, go to the Keyboard pane and watch the the keys named 'page up', 'page down', 'home' and 'end'. You will see they already exist but are configured to scroll the buffer rather than sending commands to the server you're connected to.

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In order to change this, double click on each of the relevant lines and select Action: 'Send string to shell:'

You then need to enter the correct string to send to the shell. This is a multiple key sequence starting with the escape character (which is represented with it's octal code 033). Here are strings you can use for each key:

As of OSX 10.6.8, the correct fix is:

KeyRecommended Escape SequenceOther possible sequences you can try if the recommended doesn't work for you
Page Up033[5~
Page Down033[6~

You can either type these strings on your keyboard (start by presseing Esc) or you can just copy paste the strings from above.

It is worth noting that some of these are already bound to Shift-Page Up, Shift-Page Down, Shift-Home and Shift-End (which are obtained with Shift-Fn-Up/Down/Left/Right on a laptop keyboard). So if you can change your habits slightly you don't actually need to reconfigure anything.

Also note that some people (including Apple) recommend to use 033[H for Home but this doesn't actually work in vi or vim. This is why I recommend using 033OH which has worked in any shell or editor for me so far (Mac terminal, Debian terminal, vim, etc.)

If the recommended sequences don't work for you: please try the alternative suggested here. Also please let us know with which shell or editor you are trying to make them work and which escape sequences work best for you. This way we can order them in order of popularity and possibly give specific advice for specific environments to future visitors of this page. Thank you for your feedback.

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This entry was posted by François Planque and filed under Mac stuff. Tags: howto, mac os x, terminal.
Vi is an one of two powerhouse text editors in the Unix world, the other being EMACS. While obtuse, vi is extremely powerful and efficient. There may be times when vi is the only text editor available, so it helps to at least know the basics.
On Mac OS X (and Linux), vi is symlinked to vim (vi improved), a more modern free software version. Vim It is the default editor when changing a crontab.
If you gave vi a whirl and don't see the beauty of it, give the nano editor a try. It also ships with Mac OS X.
note: a chunk of this small guide came from a web page I found long ago, but I don't remember where so I can't give proper credit. I've added and changed things from the original text.Vim Page Down Mac

Vi has two modes, command and insert (really, three if you count replace mode). Command mode is used to navigate, search, and issue other commands. Insert mode is used to enter text.

Vi starts in command mode.

You can precede most commands with a number indicating how many times to perform a command. For example, entering 99 followed by the down arrow will move the cursor down 99 lines. '99x' will delete 99 characters.

While in command mode (case sensitive)
  • move the cursor with arrow keys; if there aren't any arrow keys, use j,k,h,l
  • i - change to insert mode (before cursor)
  • a - change to insert mode (after cursor)
  • A - change to insert mode (at end of line)
  • r - replace one character
  • R - overwrite text
  • x - delete one character
  • dd - delete one line
  • yy - yank line (copy)
  • p - paste deleted or yanked text after cursor
  • P - paste deleted or yanked text before cursor
  • G - go to end of the file
  • 1G - go to top of the file
  • J - merge next line with this one
  • / - search, follow / with text to find
  • :wq - write file and quit
  • :q! - quit without saving
  • %s/old/new/g - substitute; replace 'old' with 'new' on all lines
  • :g/pattern/d - delete all lines that match the pattern
While in insert mode
  • ESC - change to command mode
  • any text typed is entered at the cursor
Typical vi sessionMac
  1. Type 'vi file.txt' at command prompt
  2. Move cursor to where new text will be added
  3. Type 'i' to change to insert mode
  4. Type new text
  5. Type ESC to go back to command mode
  6. type ':wq' and ENTER to write the file and quit