Friday, April 10, 2009

Pull Into Ex

If you position your cursor over a given word and type :<ctrl-r><ctrl-w> it will pull the value into your current ex mode command line. This is great for yanking long values into substitutions among other things.

Thanks to Nate for the tip!


dominiko said...

After yanking some text, it is also possible to use <CTRL-R>" to insert the content of the unnamed register into the Ex command line.

Anonymous said...

Good tips. Keep 'em coming!