Published on November 22nd, 2019
After moving from VS Code to Vim recently, one of the features that was really missing was ability to move line up and down with shortcut. Luckily, after a lot of exploring, I’ve found the solution.
All you need to do is create mappings for already existing Vim commands. First 2 lines will move current line up and down (in normal mode) and second 2 will move visual selection up and down.
nnoremap <M-j> :m .+1<CR>== nnoremap <M-k> :m .-2<CR>== vnoremap <M-j> :m '>+1<CR>gv=gv vnoremap <M-k> :m '<-2<CR>gv=gv
These commands are mapped to Alt (meta key) + j/k. But due to poor
support for meta keys in some terminals it may not work as expected. You
C to get mappings with Ctrl instead of Alt.