What are those tildes in gVim for

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I realize this is probably a very, very obvious question, but I couldn't find anything on it. (Probably because it was so obvious)

What are all those tildes in gVim at the end of the file? I can't edit them or anything, but I assume they mean something.

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Best Answer

They show you where a line isn't - that there is nothing there, yet. As opposed to a line without one, which shows you a line that contains nothing.