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" Sometimes I use Ctrl-] a few times to read some code, perhaps navigating up
" and down in the files I visit. Then I want to get back to where I was
" before, but Ctrl-O may require a lot of hits.
" Here we introduce an alternative, that goes back to the previous file, not
" the previous position. The default mapping is on C-U.
" If you would rather go back to the last piece of code you were editing, see
" last_edit_marker.vim
" BUG TODO: If there is no previous buffer, will loop forever! We could check
" to see if we don't move at all, then abort.
function! GoBackToRecentBuffer()
let startName = bufname('%')
while 1
let nowName = bufname('%')
if nowName != startName
" A bit much to override an important key?
"nnoremap <silent> <C-O> :call GoBackToRecentBuffer()<Enter>
" You can always use <C-I> if you need to go forwards again.
" I never use this one:
nnoremap <silent> <C-U> :call GoBackToRecentBuffer()<Enter>
" You can use g; and g, to move between recent change points.
"" Only in GVim:
"nnoremap <silent> <C-BS> :call GoBackToRecentBuffer()<Enter>
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