[OT] Text Editor vs IDE aka ctrl-s froze VI

Ross Werner ross at agilestudios.com
Mon Oct 17 09:44:29 MDT 2005

On Mon, 17 Oct 2005, Michael Torrie wrote:
> Hans knows a lot more of the cool features than I and he can probably
> tell us how to do the block mark where you  block off a completely
> rectangular section (ie exactly 10 columns wide, 30 rows high).
> Sometimes that kind of copy and paste can be very useful.

There actually three "visual modes" in vim: v, V (shift-v), and CTRL-V.

v just highlights; V highlights lines at a time (you can't do partial 
lines); and CTRL-V highlights columns.

 	~ Ross

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