Repeat last colon command
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created 2005 · complexity basic · author klausenhausen · version 5.7
The last command entered with ':' can be repeated with
@: and further repeats can be done with
This is useful for commands like
I scroll through the previous commands with cursor up/down after pressing ':'.
You still can edit the command or just press Enter.
This Tip becomes super useful with something like the following:
This facilitates the modification of a series of files.
Note you need the 'e' of the gie
- g=do as many times as occurs in line
- i=ignore case
- e=don't break command if no search string found
is somehow better than
key since you don't have to move your fingers out of home rows in the keyboard.