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JumpToLastOccurrence : f{char} motions that count from the end of the line.

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created by
Ingo Karkat
script type
The f{char}, F, t and T family of motions are often more effective
than the more general l, w and W motions. However, there are situations
where they are difficult to apply.
Take a long file system path like /var/opt/foo/a/very/long/path/to/filename.
Imagine you are on the beginning / and want to change the entire directory
path, but keep the filename. You'd either have to count occurrences (e.g. c8f/
or c2tf), do multiple moves ($T/cB), use visual mode (veeeeeeeelc), or a
search (c/filen<CR>).

This plugin extends the built-in f/F/t/T motions with counterparts that move
to the last occurrence of {char} in the line. For the above example, that
would be a short c,f/ to jump to the last slash in the line.

- The JumpToVerticalOccurrence.vim plugin (vimscript #4841) implements
  variations of f / F that move vertically across lines, restricted to the
  same screen column as the cursor.

,f{char}                To [count]'th occurrence of {char}, counting from the
                        end of the line. The cursor is placed on {char}
,F{char}                To the [count]'th occurrence of {char}, counting from
                        the beginning of the line. The cursor is placed on
                        {char} exclusive.
,t{char}                Till before [count]'th occurrence of {char}, counting
                        from the end of the line. The cursor is placed on the
                        character left of {char} inclusive.
,T{char}                Till after [count]'th occurrence of {char}, counting
                        from the beginning of the line. The cursor is placed
                        on the character right of {char} exclusive.

                        All motions can be repeated with ; and ,. However,
                        the ,t and ,T motions will jump to, not until, the
                        next {char}.
install details
This script is packaged as a vimball. If you have the "gunzip" decompressor
in your PATH, simply edit the *.vmb.gz package in Vim; otherwise, decompress
the archive first, e.g. using WinZip. Inside Vim, install by sourcing the
vimball or via the :UseVimball command.
    vim JumpToLastOccurrence*.vmb.gz
    :so %
To uninstall, use the :RmVimball command.

- Requires Vim 7.0 or higher.
- Requires the ingo-library.vim plugin (vimscript #4433), version 1.016 or
- repeat.vim (vimscript #2136) plugin, version 1.1 or higher (optional)

For a permanent configuration, put the following commands into your vimrc:

By default, all mappings start with , (comma) as the map leader instead of
using <Leader>. I personally find the default <Leader> key too far off the
keyboard to be useful for custom motions (which also cannot be repeated via
the . (dot) command, so they should be very fast to type repeatedly), but
quite suitable for general, less frequently used custom mappings.
To avoid losing the (rarely used) , mapping (which repeats latest f, t, F or
T in opposite direction), you can remap it to ,,:
    nnoremap ,, ,
    xnoremap ,, ,
    onoremap ,, ,

If you don't agree with this and want all motions to start with <Leader> (or
any other key), you can do this (before sourcing the script):
    let g:JumpToLastOccurrence_Leader = '<Leader>'

If you want to use completely different or only a few of the mappings, map
your keys to the <Plug>JumpToLastOccurrence_? mapping targets _before_
sourcing the script (e.g. in your vimrc).

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
JumpToLastOccurrence-1.20.vmb.gz 1.20 2014-04-03 7.0 Ingo Karkat - ENH: Implement repeat of operator-pending mapping without re-querying the {char}. This requires the repeat.vim plugin, version 1.1 or higher.
- Add dependency to ingo-library (vimscript #4433). *** You need to separately install ingo-library (vimscript #4433) version 1.016 (or higher)! ***
JumpToLastOccurrence-1.11.vmb.gz 1.11 2012-09-15 7.0 Ingo Karkat Also handle move to the buffer's very last character in operator-pending mode.
JumpToLastOccurrence.vba.gz 1.10 2010-12-30 7.0 Ingo Karkat - Moved functions from plugin to separate autoload script.
- Made mappings configurable, both via the customary <Plug> mappings and alternatively in bulk through the g:JumpToLastOccurrence_Leader setting.
JumpToLastOccurrence.vba.gz 1.00 2010-12-29 7.0 Ingo Karkat Initial upload
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