Post - Netrw and Jumps
I want to get away from using splits in vim because largely they are unnecessary and you can’t really look at two things at once.1 So I wanted to limit my split usage to things like commit messages and help menu. I was annoyed when I would open netrw with
:Ex and then was not able to jump back to my previous file with
<c-o> if I decided not to open a new file.
So here’s the solution. Make a
ftplugin/netrw.vim that looks like
noremap <buffer> <C-O> <CMD>e#<CR>
Boom, you can jump back to the file from whence you came.
Yeah the one exception to this is merge conflicts and diffs↩︎