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Re: visual select entire string enclosed in double quotes that contains newlines

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  • Joshua Dennis
    ... Yes, this works! Thank you. I never thought to go about it that way. -- You received this message from the vim_use maillist. Do not top-post! Type
    Message 1 of 5 , Jun 25, 2012
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      On Saturday, June 23, 2012 2:04:59 PM UTC-4, Lucas Hoffmann wrote:
      > On 23. Jun 2012, at 19:23, Paul wrote:
      >
      > On Friday, 22 June, 2012 at 21:41:01 BST, Joshua Dennis wrote:
      > > I have tried unsuccessfully to find a way in vim to visual select an entire string enclosed in double quotes that contains new lines. Anyone know of a way to do this? (while in vim vi" is close, but it won't span new lines)
      >
      > It's not entirely what you're after but the SyntaxMotion script can kind of help: http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=2965
      >
      > Have you tried this (assuming your curser is on the first double quote): v/"<CR>
      > This starts visual mode and searches for the next double quote. If you have backslash-escaped double quotes in the string you can use: v/[^\\]"<CR>l
      > Note: Do not type the escape sequence "<CR>" but hit enter instead (type it if you want to define a mapping for this)

      Yes, this works! Thank you. I never thought to go about it that way.

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