One of my favorite Vim plugins is vim-gitgutter - it shows gutter markings for changes in the current buffer when that file is tracked by git.
+ = new lines
- = deleted line
~ = changed line
It also comes with a few very useful commands for working with hunks, sections of changed code in your file.
To jump between hunks you can use
[c. Since I don’t really use the
backspace keys in normal mode I have mapped those instead:
nnoremap <silent> <cr> :GitGutterNextHunk<cr> nnoremap <silent> <backspace> :GitGutterPrevHunk<cr>
This is especially useful on big files (more than a bufferful) with scattered changes.