When I jump to bottom part of the buffer using vi I does not show any empty lines.

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On emacs when I got to bottom of the buffer I see empty lines even there is no new lines exist.

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Is is possible to accomplish same behavior of vim on emacs?

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    Here is a link to a related thread, that helps the user visualize where the buffer ends and whether there are any blank lines prior to the end of the buffer: emacs.stackexchange.com/questions/13757/…
    – lawlist
    Jul 27 '20 at 1:02
  • Hm they can highlight or replace empty lines with ~ // is it possible to don't show them when we jump to end of the buffer so last location will be the very last line
    – alper
    Jul 27 '20 at 1:09
  • The function end-of-buffer contains two conditions at the tail end of the function, the second of which calls in part (recenter -3). Provided that a user calls end-of-buffer without specifying a certain number of lines from the end (see doc-string), and provided that the file is lengthier than the visible window, the second condition should kick in and recenter the end of the buffer so that it is 3 blank empty screen lines from the bottom of the window. Your screenshot depicts lots of empty screen lines.
    – lawlist
    Jul 27 '20 at 1:35
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    Here is an example modification to the cond statement within end-of-buffer, adding messages to see what is happening and adding a new catch-all condition: (cond ((and arg (not (consp arg))) (message "This is the first condition.") (forward-line 1)) ((and (eq (current-buffer) (window-buffer)) (> (point) (window-end nil t))) (message "This is the second condition.") (overlay-recenter (point)) (recenter -3)) (t (message "This is the new catch-all condition.") (recenter -1))). In my setup, the second condition is triggered without the need for any changes to end-of-buffer.
    – lawlist
    Jul 27 '20 at 2:32
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    I wrote some page up/down commands that avoid this emacs.stackexchange.com/a/57639/2418
    – ideasman42
    Jul 27 '20 at 11:02

This answer uses following answer's code with a small change Can page-down clamp the last line to the bottom of the window?. I just replaced (my-scroll-and-clamp--forward-line height) with (end-of-buffer) that is followed by the set-window-start section.

(defun my-bottom ()
  (let* ((height (window-height)))

    ;; Move window.
        (save-excursion ;; new point.
          (forward-line (- (/ height 2)))
        (save-excursion ;; max point.
          (goto-char (point-max))
          (forward-line (- (- height (+ 1 (* 2 scroll-margin)))))
  (forward-line (/ (window-height
                (selected-window)) 2)))

(global-set-key "\C-x\ ."  'my-bottom)
  • @ideasman42 , please feel free to update my anwer or make a new one since I am just using your answer. Your code solved my issue.
    – alper
    Jul 27 '20 at 12:11

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