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Labels in VI


Is there a concept of lables in vi editor. In mainframes ISPF editor there is a concept of labels where one can label a line say ".a" and after that wherever you are in the file, if one want to go back to that particular line where the label was set...he could do by "l .a"....Is there something similar while editing a vi file, it would greatly help if I could mark a line to which I could easily go back to instead of searching or scrolling...please help...

I am not looking for the functionality provided by ctags of unix...

Last edited by whoami191; 03-29-2012 at 04:27 PM.. Reason: Found the answer
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Perhaps marks is what you are looking for. In command mode, for example:
mk - record current location as mark k
'k - return to line of mark k
`k - return to mark k

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