[SOLVED] vim: to input a single character and continue in command mode: what key?
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I understand. In the language of some old editors, that would be called a macro.
I may be revising a text, and find I wrote 'wote' instead of 'wrote'. In cases like these, such a command would be nice. Now, to construct a key binding combo is beyond the elementary state of vim knowledge on my part.
Still, knowing it's not a default command, has been of grate help.
I guess I was thrown off by "continue in command mode". I assumed
you were currently in command mode, e.g. composing a search & replace,
wanted to change a letter in text and carry on typing your command.
The mode where you're not entering commands is called "Normal mode".
To be in "command mode", you do press :
I'm sorry if I misled somebody. There is a "typo" in the thread title. It says: vim: to input a single character and continue in command mode: what key? It should say: vim: to input a single character and continue in normal mode: what key?
To avoid any cofussion: the mode I currently am in is that in which typing 'I' will set you in insert mode and typing ':' will set you in command mode. But I guess now it's too late for me. The impetus has been lost. Anyway, most of you seem to have interpreted post #1 in the way it was intended by me and, so, it would remain true that three keystrokes would be the minimal count. Thanks a lot.