On 2013-03-15 12:20, Benjamin Klein wrote:
> Dumb question: In linewise visual mode -- or even indeed in visual
> mode generally -- is it possible for me to somehow select
> non-following lines or characters, or do I have to make one
> selection at a time? If I don’t have to, how might I do this?
The short answer is "no". However, you don't specify what you want
to do with those lines once you've multi-selected them. Most of the
time I want to do something like this, a :g command satisfies my
needs as I can find some pattern that matches the lines of interest
(or match something that can find the first line of the block, and
another search that can match the end of the block). So I can do
things like comment out all the function-bodies where "foo" is being
That finds the lines containing "\<foo(", then performs a
substitution over a range. That range happens to be "search
backwards from the current (foo call) line for an open-brace at the
beginning of the line, move forward one line ("+") for the starting
location of the range; through searching forwards to a closing brace
at the beginning of the line, moved back one line ("-")". Once you
start seeing those building-blocks, I find the :g command is much
easier to assemble what I want, rather than trying to maintain a
There *is* also a plugin that somewhat attempts to mimic a
multi-region functionality, however I've not used it.
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