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Pro Vim by Mark McDonnell

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CHAPTER 13

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Automation

Vim provides a myriad of solutions to the problem of automation. But what do we mean exactly by the phrase “automation”? Well, automation could be considered the act of preventing yourself from having to repeat any particular action.

For example, the following features are provided to help you to automate a particular action and subsequently not have to repeat yourself:

  • .: The dot character is known as the “repeat” command, and it allows you to repeat the last edit/change. This helps you to automate your workflow, by saving you from repeating the steps involved with that last edit you made. (It may be a small saving, but ...

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