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How to undo and redo a change in Vim

February 12, 2020

How to revert (undo) a change and how to revert the revert (redo) in Vim?

It's very simple.

  1. Make sure, you're in NORMAL mode by pressing Esc just in case.
  2. Press u to undo the last change. You can prepend it with a number, like 5u, to undo the five recent changes.
  3. Press CTRL-R to redo the change that was just reverted. Again, prepend it with a number to repeat the operation multiple times.

That's what you need to know to get going.

I hope that was helpful.

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