kline at thought.org
Mon Jun 15 20:00:37 UTC 2009
On Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 10:51:06PM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 09:18:42PM -0700, Michael K. Smith wrote:
> > On 6/14/09 7:46 PM, "Gary Kline" <kline at thought.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > the main reason i don't use vim is because of its [u]ndo
> > > command. as most of you can understand, there are a whole slew
> > > of times when i need to undo something. too often in vim,
> > > hitting 'u' --- sometimes > once accidentally --- has resulted in
> > > a small disaster. [[i have too many current/recent copies of
> > > my working files to do TOO much damage!]] Anyway, is there a
> > > means of setting the undo key to mimic vi/nvi?
> > >
> > If you undo something and it was a mistake, just use the period (.).
> It's probably better to get in the habit of using :redo than the period
> to undo an undo, since :redo (or :red for not-very-short) can advance
> through several levels of undos, but the period can only repeat one
> single thing over and over again. If you're six levels back in undos,
> and you want to undo all six levels, but you use the period once, I think
> that'd wipe out all those levels of undo so they aren't recoverable.
Yeah, see, this is exactly my problem. UAually, i just hit 'u'
once, check my code, continue. But then I think there may be
cap-u ['U'] ... or maybe not. It's only happened three or four
times, but that was enough to keep me away from vim!
You say that :red can undo 'several' levels.... without having
me dig thru the vim docs, does :reo take an arg, like maybe
:redo 5 ?
bleah. bill joy had the better idea back in the late 70's with
the original vi [IMHO]
> I haven't directly tested that recently, but that's how I recall it
> working back when I first learned about multiple undo/redo levels for
> Vim, lo these many moons ago when the world was young and dinosaurs
> roamed the Earth.
man, i hear THAT!
> Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
> Quoth H. L. Mencken: "Democracy is the theory that the common people
> know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard."
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