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137256Re: Determine the position we left off before moving to the command line

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  • Ben Fritz
    Apr 15, 2013
      On Sunday, April 14, 2013 7:54:14 AM UTC-5, Axel Bender wrote:
      > I'm searching a way to determine the last cursor position before entering the command line to execute a command defined with
      >
      > :command -range=% aaa call <line1>,<line2>func().
      >
      > If I start from a visual block, I'm able to retrieve that position with line(".") or a:firstline in func().
      >
      > However, if I don't use a range, e.g. if I just enter :aaa, I'm unable able to determine that position as line(".")/a:firstline are both 1.
      >
      > I tried to resort to defining the command like so
      >
      > :command -range=% aaa normal ma| <line1>,<line2>call ... | normal `a
      >
      > but to no avail; func() wouldn't get executed...
      >
      > Any tips?

      I know of no reason whatsoever why line('.') would not work. I use it all the time. Is your cursor actually on line 1 when you invoke the command?

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