Comments on: Favorite Application #2: Cream https://pthree.org/2006/06/11/favorite-application-2-cream/ Linux. GNU. Freedom. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 15:29:07 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0-alpha-42199 By: Richard Hendershot https://pthree.org/2006/06/11/favorite-application-2-cream/#comment-755 Wed, 21 Jun 2006 15:16:44 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2006/06/11/favorite-application-2-cream/#comment-755 NEdit allows easy block editing by using a CTRL-LeftMouse drag.

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By: me https://pthree.org/2006/06/11/favorite-application-2-cream/#comment-667 Tue, 13 Jun 2006 04:24:56 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2006/06/11/favorite-application-2-cream/#comment-667 stupid wordpress 'scrubbed' the 'tags'
here's the key:

ctrl-v
shift-v
ctrl-v
shift-i

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By: me https://pthree.org/2006/06/11/favorite-application-2-cream/#comment-666 Tue, 13 Jun 2006 04:22:42 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2006/06/11/favorite-application-2-cream/#comment-666 you can do block selections with vim, just hit -v. Line selections go by -v and regular plain old selections are just `v'. That's all fine, you can cut, paste, etc. but the really cool thing is when you want to insert text. Do a -v to select the rows you want then hit -i 'my text' and your text is automagically entered on all selected lines. Great for commenting out a bunch of lines easily. It gets even funner when you pass any kind of selection (block, line, character) to functions that intuitively you would think accept such kinds of arguments, like `s' or `r' (which, BTW, stand for `sweet' and `rad', respectively, corresponding to the explitives you feel like offering on the occasion).

gvim runs on windows too? Doesn't that work for newbies? After all it's the 'official' GUI version of vim.

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