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To move a word forward in Vim, you press w or e. How can I move a word backwards?

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The Vim tutor (vimtutor) is a great place to start if you want to learn the basics. –  tidbeck Mar 8 '12 at 10:57
    
I've been through it. I couldn't find how to move a word backwards. –  Brandon Mar 8 '12 at 23:09
    
You are right, find that a bit strange. Think it should be included in the motion short list in Lesson 2.3. –  tidbeck Mar 9 '12 at 9:13

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To move backwards by a word, type b. The backwards equivalent of e is ge. See

:help word-motions
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well cheers, mate. –  Brandon Mar 7 '12 at 23:20

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