Reviewing commands history in Vim with q:

As with shell, in Vim you can go back in commands history list with Ctrl p. q: gives you more control, though.

When you press q:, a window with commands history pops up. The list allows you for:

  • Searching for commands with regular Vim commands, like /
  • Running the command under the cursor
  • Modifying the command under the cursor and then running it

Next time before you jump straight to typing the command once again, consider using q:.
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