Re: replacing all characters in the current line?
- On 11/02/2011 12:43 AM, Gary Johnson wrote:
> On 2011-11-02, Jose Caballero wrote:In this particular case (no leading indent),
>> this happened to me today. I had a line like this one
>> and I wanted to replace all characters by '-', so I could have something like
>> I thought I could do it by combining 'g' and 'r' as I understood 'g' is good to
>> repeat the same command over all chars in a line (like guu or gUU).
>> However, I was not able to make it work.
>> I ended up doing something like :.s/=/-/g
>> Is not really possible to replace all chars in the current line with a
>> combination of 'g' and 'r' commands?
> Using g,
> Using r,
> Or did you mean something else?
I think Vr- is the easiest command, much easier
than :s. Incidentally, I have a visual mode
mapping to select only the text in current line
and it's often very useful, and I'd use it in
this case if the line was indented.
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