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Undo branches in Vim 7

All about Linux: A visual walk through of a couple of the new features in Vim 7.0.

Version 7.0 of Vim has some sexy new features under the hood, including the ability to jump back in time -- you can undo your work to where you were a few minutes earlier, for example. As explained by All about Linux:

In Vim 7.0, a new feature has been included which allows a user to jump back or forward to any point of editing. For example, I am editing a document and after a couple of minutes (say 10 min), I realise that I have made a mistake. I can easily take the document to a point 10 minutes back by using the command :

:earlier 10m

Or for that matter, move to a point 5 seconds ahead by using the command:

:later 5s

Seems like once you got the hang of it, this would be insanely useful.

Also, new to me: Vim, explained in 6kb. Nice.

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Vim Undo... So apparently you can...

Vim Undo...

So apparently you can “time-travel” in vim. Commands like :earlier 10m and :later 5m will move your document to points 10 minutes ago and from their 5 minutes after.

Is it just me, or is this acceptable?

vim phd_thesis.txt

:later 5y





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