3.12.4 Deleting text


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  From command mode, the x command deletes the character under the cursor. If you press five times, you’ll end up with:

Now press , insert some text, followed by :

You can delete entire lines using the command dd (that is, press twice in a row). If your cursor is on the second line, and you type dd,

To delete the word which the cursor is on, use the dw command. Place the cursor on the word « good », and type dw.

 


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Matt Welsh
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