[Edinburgh-pm] Another vim question

Aaron Crane perl at aaroncrane.co.uk
Sun Apr 13 13:36:13 PDT 2008

asmith9983 at gmail.com writes:
> I want to run the following vim ex command 10 times
> :r !date
> to insert 10 lines of data into my file, but I don't know how to
> execute an ex command "count" times.

  :for i in range(1, 10)
  :  r !date

You should only need to type the first colon; Vim knows that you're in
the middle of a loop, so it'll fill in the second and third for you.

Aaron Crane ** http://aaroncrane.co.uk/

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