Fabulous, thank you. There seems to be extraneous 'i's in the two examples you provided; "ia*/" puts 'a*/' at the end of the comment. Never knew that `< and `> jumped around in the visual block, thank you!
Max -----Original Message----- From: Yakov Lerner [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 11:45 AM To: Max Dyckhoff Cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: Commenting out a block of text On 5/5/06, Max Dyckhoff <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > F4 I want to do a block comment, namely put /* at the beginning of the > selection and */ at the end. Currently I am using a massive hack for > this (xi<HOME>/*<CR><HOME>*/<CR><up><up><esc>p) but was wondering if > there was anyway of doing a search and replace for an entire block, > something like > > :s/start_of_visual_selection(.*)end_of_visual_selection/\/*\1\/*/ Try along the lines of :map <f4> <esc>`>ia*/<esc>`<i/*<esc> OR :map <f4> <esc>`>iA<cr>*/<esc>`<O/*<esc> depending on your needs. (all untested). This came up recently in the list. Yakov