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Chapter 23. The vi Editor > Miscellaneous Commands

23.11. Miscellaneous Commands

Command Action
< Shift line left to position indicated by following movement command.
> Shift line right to position indicated by following movement command.
<< Shift line left one shift width (default is eight spaces).
>> Shift line right one shift width (default is eight spaces).
>} Shift right to end of paragraph.
<% Shift left until matching parenthesis, brace, bracket, etc. (Cursor must be on the matching symbol.)
= Indent line in C-style, or using program specified in equalprg option. (vim)
K Look up word under cursor in manpages (or program defined in keywordprg). (vim)
^[ Abort command or end input mode.
^] Perform a tag lookup on the text under the cursor.
^\ Enter ex line-editing mode.
^^ (Caret key with Ctrl key pressed) Return to previously edited file.



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