minor vi/vim qstn
kline at thought.org
Thu Sep 26 02:47:11 UTC 2013
Organization: Thought Unlimited. Public service Unix since 1986.
Of_Interest: With 27 years of service to the Unix community.
On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 03:06:00AM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Sep 2013 17:21:04 -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > Organization: Thought Unlimited. Public service Unix since 1986.
> > Of_Interest: With 27 years of service to the Unix community.
> > On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 12:23:27AM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> > > On Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:27:41 -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > > > am I misremembering this feature, or didnt vi have a syntax where
> > > > you typed something like:
> > > >
> > > > % vi[#] or % vi [-2] [or vi [-N]
> > > >
> > > > to repeat the last or the second from last command? with my
> > > > shoulder sore bloody sore I need to save every key stroke.
> > >
> > > To repeat the last command, "." can be used.
> > >
> > > The vi editor (and probably vim and gvim) supports
> > > according to "man vi":
> > >
> > > [Vi]i[sual][!] [+cmd] [file]
> > > Vi mode only. Edit a new file.
> > >
> > > Is this what you're searching for?
> > I THOGoHT it was "!", but lookit:
> > pts/14 17:11 <tao>  vi sent
> > pts/14 17:11 <tao>  vi!
> > zsh: command not found: vi!
> > pts/14 17:12 <tao> 
> > ....... this is vi == vim.
> > AHA:: found it. it's [bang]<commant>
> > pts/14 17:17 <tao>  vi sent
> > pts/14 17:17 <tao>  !v
> > I'll tell ya, if vi disappeared , I'd end it all!
> Ah, I see - you've been refering to repeating a _shell_
> command (so the question was regarding the shell, which
> in your case is Z shell).
> You can probably use (like in the C shell) the arrow keys
> to browse the command history. Similarly, you can use the
> "!<number>" command refering to the command number obtained
> by the "history" command. There's a handy alias defined
> globally for the C shell: "h" which means "history 25"
> (lists the last 25 commands), handy in regards of saving
> keystrokes. :-)
> I assume the zsh is also capable of "filtered history":
> For example, you enter "vi s" and use the up and down
> arrow keys to browse all commands that have been entered
> starting with "vi s" (for example "vi sent", "vi stuff"
> and so on). If the system's csh can do this, zsh should
> also provide this useful feature.
> And as your prompt "pts/14 17:12 <tao> " suggests,
> the command number is being shown. If this information
> is the same as the command number in the history, entering
> "!5010" would execute the 2nd from last command.
> To repeat the last command, whatever it has been, "!!"
> can be used. Again, this works in csh, so I can't predict
> if it will work in zsh too, but I _assume_ it does.
dunno how you know im using the zsh, but yup. with the bang stuff
if you do a
you go back three vi cmds. !-N, N cmds.
thankfully there are shortcuts!
ps: zsh is sort of a ksh clone; I remember porting the zsh onto
my 286 in 1989. got a lot of csh-isms :)
Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
Twenty-seven years of service to the Unix community.
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