Bookmarking a checkpoint will help you get back to it intermidately. Ex: your have to find some text to replace something but want to return back current position.

Set a mark

  • [NORMAL MODE] , type m then follow by a letter from a-z (lowercase is filescope, uppercase for global scope - vim scope)

Go to a mark

  • [NORMAL MODE] , type backstick ` then follow by the letter your marked above.

List all current marks

  • [NORMAL MODE], :marks
  • It shows all marks included special ones :
CommandDescription
`. | jump to position where last change occurred in current buffer |
`" | jump to position where last exited current buffer |
`0 | jump to position in last file edited (when exited Vim) |
''jump back (to line in current buffer where jumped from)
`` | jump back (to position in current buffer where jumped from) |

TIPS : Can use it as a motion with change, delete or yank