Let’s face it - vim is awesome! If you don’t think so, you can stop reading. Because today’s post is on a useful little feature called macro.
I usually use macros whenever I have to make changes that are hard to do with regular expressions. And it’s that simple:
- Hit q in the normal mode followed by the name of the macro, for example a
- Do whatever you would like the macro to do, for example go to the beginning of the line, add a word, jump over the next word and add XYZ
- In normal mode type q again - the macro is now stored
@a replays the macro. If you want to replay it more than once, type <nr of times>@a as with every other vim command (for example “20@a”).
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