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To comment out blocks in vim:

  • press Esc (to leave editing or other mode)
  • hit ctrl+v (visual block mode)
  • use the up/down arrow keys to select lines you want (it won't highlight everything - it's OK!)
  • Shift+i (capital I)
  • insert the text you want, i.e. '% '
  • press Esc
  • Give it a second to work.

To uncomment blocks in vim:

  • press Esc (to leave editing or other mode)
  • hit ctrl+v (visual block mode)
  • use the up/down arrow keys to select the lines to uncomment.
  • If you want to select multiple characters, use one or combine these methods:
  • use the left/right arrow keys to select more text
  • to select chunks of text use shift + left/right arrow key
  • you can repeatedly push the delete keys below, like a regular delete button
  • press d or x to delete characters, repeatedly if necessary
  • press Esc
  • Give it a second to work.
vim_comments.txt · Last modified: 2020/08/04 10:58 (external edit)