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4.2.3 Appending Text

See Options, to see how to change tab and shiftwidth size. See the GNU Emacs manual, or try C-ha tabs (If you have turned Emacs help on). Check out the variable indent-tabs-mode to put in just spaces. Also see options for word-wrap.

<count> a
<count> times after the cursor.
<count> A
<count> times at the end of line.
<count> i
<count> times before the cursor (insert).
<count> I
<count> times before the first CHAR of the line
<count> o
On a new line below the current (open). The count is only useful on a slow terminal.
<count> O
On a new line above the current. The count is only useful on a slow terminal.
<count> ><move>
Shift the lines described by <count><move> one shiftwidth to the right (layout!).
<count> >>
Shift <count> lines one shiftwidth to the right.
<count> ["<a-z1-9>]p
Put the contents of the (default undo) buffer <count> times after the cursor. The register will be automatically down-cased.
<count> ["<a-z1-9>]P
Put the contents of the (default undo) buffer <count> times before the cursor. The register will
Show contents of textmarker.
Show contents of register.
<count> .
Repeat previous command <count> times. For destructive commands as well as undo.
f1 1 and f1 2
While . repeats the last destructive command, these two macros repeat the second-last and the third-last destructive commands. See Vi Macros, for more information on Vi macros.
C-c M-p and C-c M-n
In Vi state, these commands help peruse the history of Vi's destructive commands. Successive typing of C-c M-p causes Viper to search the history in the direction of older commands, while hitting C-c M-n does so in reverse order. Each command in the history is displayed in the minibuffer. The displayed command can then be executed by typing `.'.

Since typing the above sequences of keys may be tedious, the functions doing the perusing can be bound to unused keyboard keys in the ~/.viper file. See Viper Specials, for details.