Re: How to find start/end of char-wise visual selection?
- View SourceOn 12/01/2010 02:03 AM, Christian Brabandt wrote:
> On Wed, December 1, 2010 4:26 am, AK wrote:Thanks, that's great! -ak
>> Hi, this is for Vim7.3.. Looking up docs for line(), it says that
>> arg='.' will give you cursor position, and 'v' will give you beginning
>> of visual selection when in visual mode, and '.' will give you the end
>> of it. For column, col() should be used, but there's no 'v' arg for it.
> Yeah, I remember, I wondered about it too. I even thought about creating
> a patch, but didn't so far, because you can easily get the column using
> the getpos() function together with the marks '< for start and '> for end
> of visual selection. For my plugin NrrwRgn, I use getpos("'>") for the line
> and virtcol("'>") for the virtual column of the end of the visual selection
> (and the same for the start of the visual selection).
>> So, how can I do this? Let's say I have a char-wise selection from
>> column 10 to 20, how can I get numbers 10 and 20? -ak
> echo "start at line " getpos("'<") " column: " virtcol("'<")
> echo "end at line " getpos("'>") " column: " virtcol("'>")
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