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Re: V-Block Multi-line insert

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  • Marc Jessome
    ... Of course, not sure why I was over-complicating things here. ... Will give these a shot, thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Thanks, Marc -- You
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 3, 2012
      On 03/10/12 11:18 AM, Ben Fritz wrote:
      > On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 9:59:13 AM UTC-5, Marc Jessome wrote:
      >> Hello,
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> It is possible to do a visual block insert into multiple lines, through
      >>
      >> <C-v>, select a column spanning the lines you want to edit, then
      >>
      >> pressing 'I'. I use this fairly often, but it doesn't seem to work with
      >>
      >> deletion.
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> Example being:<C-v>jjI<Del><Del><Esc>
      >>
      >> Which doesn't delete two characters from each line.
      >>
      >> Is there any way to get this working with deletes?
      >>
      >
      > Sure, just don't use I:
      > <C-v>jjlld
      >

      Of course, not sure why I was over-complicating things here.

      >>
      >>
      >> I am also curious if it is possible to do a selection that skips lines
      >>
      >> so that I could, say, insert the letter 'a' at the beginning of lines
      >>
      >> 10-15, 18 and 20.
      >>
      >
      > Nope.
      >
      > But there plugins. Here's a couple, there are probably more:
      >
      > http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=953
      > https://github.com/felixr/vim-multiedit
      >

      Will give these a shot, thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

      Thanks,
      Marc

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