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lastpos.vim : Last position jump improved for Easy Vim

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created by
Andy Wokula
 
script type
utility
 
description
With Easy Vim [1], the code to perform a last position jump [2] can't restore a cursor position beyond EOL, because the jump will be executed in Normal mode [3].  The result in this case is a by-one error [4], so most people [5] won't find that annoying ...

The good news is that Vim seems to store a correct value in the viminfo file -- one solution is to restore the last position while in Insert mode, which is what the plugin does.

Easy Vim actually is not required, the plugin will also work with a normal setup, or when you use  :startinsert  in the vimrc to merely start up in Insert mode.

The code is slightly more cautious than the original: the cursor won't be moved if something else already moved it, or if the buffer is special (help buffer, etc.).  Furthermore, to fix [6] a related case [7], the BufWinEnter autocommand is used instead of BufReadPost.

This lengthy description applies for a rather short piece of code.

[1] :help 'insertmode' or :help -y
[2] :h last-position-jump
[3] explanation http://groups.google.com/group/vim_use/msg/c571f994f211f8fe
[4] the position is almost right, no issue for Bram: http://groups.google.com/group/vim_dev/msg/fbcffe406ff01b7f
[5] especially of the few Easy vimmers
[6] not sure if "modify" is the better word as what follows is probably not a bug
[7] Cursor column not remembered ... http://groups.google.com/group/vim_dev/msg/b3512cecaab3e0b1
 
install details
Drop the file into your plugin folder, restart Vim.

For newbies: this folder could be ~\vimfiles\plugin -- replace '~\vimfiles' with the first entry of your 'runtimepath'.

If you are using the example vimrc :help vimrc_example.vim, you may have

autocmd BufReadPost *
  \ if line("'\"") > 1 && line("'\"") <= line("$") |
  \  exe "normal! g`\"" |
  \ endif

in your vimrc make sure to remove this old code.
 

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
lastpos.vim 0.6 2010-04-15 7.0 Andy Wokula Initial upload
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