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Re: surround a visual block with character(s)

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  • Gary Johnson
    ... To avoid the stair-stepping, you can use or instead of just . That may not put the indentation where you want it, but the text
    Message 1 of 7 , Oct 29, 2012
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      On 2012-10-29, Tim Chase wrote:
      > On 10/29/12 05:07, Marcin Szamotulski wrote:
      > > On 23:20 Sun 28 Oct , Gary Johnson wrote:
      > >> On 2012-10-28, Chris Lott wrote:
      > >>> blah blah foo foo
      > >>>
      > >>> to
      > >>>
      > >>> "blah blah foo foo"
      > >>
      > >> s"<C-R>1"<Esc>
      > >
      > > I like that! With visual area less than one line one has to use the
      > > - register.
      >
      > When the change is less than one line, I use this method, except I
      > just use the scratch register:
      >
      > s"<c-r>""<esc>
      >
      > For more than one line, I have to think, because using this method
      > does weird things depending on your indentation of the block, and
      > your 'paste' settings. I.e., your contents can end up
      > stair-stepping across the screen.

      To avoid the stair-stepping, you can use <C-R><C-O> or <C-R><C-P>
      instead of just <C-R>. That may not put the indentation where you
      want it, but the text won't go meandering off to the right.

      Regards,
      Gary

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