I am trying to execute a normal mode command
j from Ex mode. Normally, one would do this using the
:normal command. For example, the following command moves the cursor one line down.
So does the following command. Note:
^N is typed by pressing
But the following command does not work. This command seems to have no effect on the buffer.
However, when I create a new Ex command for
Ctrl-n using the following command, it works!
:command Down <C-n>
Even this works, although
normal is redundant here.
:command Down normal <C-n>
Now, I can use the Ex command
:Down to move the cursor one line down.
My question is why does the
<C-n> syntax not work with the
:normal command but works with the