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It's a lot like Normal Mode, except your movements change your highlighting. You can select text both character-wise or line-wise, and once in one of those modes your movements select more text.
The purpose of Visual Mode is to then perform some operation on all the content you have highlighted, which makes it very powerful. Ex Mode is a mode where you drop down to the bottom, where you get a ":" prompt, and you can enter commands.
More on that later. Just know that you can run some powerful command-line stuff from there.
There are some other modes as well, but we won't mess with them here as they tend to live outside primer territory. Remembering your language Let's recall our language: Verb, Modifier, Noun. So we're assuming we're starting in Normal Mode, and we're going to switch into Insert Mode in order to change something.
Our verb is going to start us off, and we have a few options. We can change c , insert i , or append a , and we can do variations on these, as seen below. C: change the current line from where you're at ct?
There are also some shortcuts shown above as well for doing multiple things at once, such as deletion and entering Insert Mode. It works as you'd imagine—either on the letter under the cursor, or on a selection.
Formatting Text It's sometimes helpful to format text quickly, such as paragraphs, and this can easily be done with the following command: Format the current paragraph gq ap gq works based on your textwidth setting, which means it'll true up whatever you invoke it on to be nice and neat within those boundaries.
The "ap" piece is the standard "around paragraph" text object.
Now that we know how to change text, let's see how to do straight deletes. As you're probably getting now, it's very similar—just a different action to start things off.
Basic deletion options x: exterminate delete the character under the cursor X: exterminate delete the character before the cursor dm: delete whatever you define as a movement, e. You can't have a text editor without undo and redo.
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