in commandmode "G" goes to the last line, "1G" to the first line and "nG" to the nth line.
After Searching search for anything which isn't in the file, for example "/a÷lsdkjfa÷ls" this will remove the highlighting.
You can use the vimtutor program in a terminal in order to go through a short tutorial of vim.
EDIT: all commands without the quotes!
Last edited by markush; 04-03-2011 at 03:05 PM.
Reason: added an explanation