Sometimes it can be helpful to highlight the current line in vim, for example when reviewing code in a group discussion or presentation.
One way is to enter visual mode by typing
v and then using navigation keys to highlight the line. However this adds steps and can’t always be done cleanly.
There is a better method, and that is by typing
shift + v. vim will then enter ‘VISUAL LINE’ mode, and the current line will be highlighted. In this mode additional commands may be issued, such as
> to indent, etc.
To exit visual line mode, enter
V (shift + v) again.