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TheHumbleOne

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Can SlickEdit perform this magic that vi does
« on: February 03, 2012, 03:23:04 pm »
In vi editor, you have the dot command that repeats the last full editing action.  (See explanation in example # 1 here:  http://www.viemu.com/a-why-vi-vim.html).

How can we do the same magic in SlickEdit?  I am using SlickEdit version 16.0.3.0 on Windows XP.

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Ryan

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Re: Can SlickEdit perform this magic that vi does
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2012, 03:26:23 pm »
I'm assumimg you have switched to Vim emulation in SlickEdit and used '.' (dot).  Are you finding a difference in the implementation?  If so, what is the expected vs. actual behavior?  I'll see if we can look into it.

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Re: Can SlickEdit perform this magic that vi does
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012, 03:32:53 pm »
No, I am not using the vi emulator.  I would rather use SlickEdit's CUA mode.  I am asking the question because I want to save time on repetitive actions.  Obviously, this is what other users of SlickEdit might be interested in too.

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Re: Can SlickEdit perform this magic that vi does
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2012, 04:09:55 pm »
Unfortunately that's not really available from other emulations :(.  We don't have an exact replica for that in something like CUA...I think using recorded macros for repetitive editing tasks is as close as you are going to get, at least in SlickEdit 16.0.3.

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Re: Can SlickEdit perform this magic that vi does
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2012, 05:22:49 pm »
Ryan:  Thanks for your reply.