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advanced Tip #403: Request for tip - interleaving '.' and '@:'

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created:   January 15, 2003 22:13      complexity:   advanced
author:   Kartik Agaram      as of Vim:   5.7

I'm looking for a way to repeat the last command, whether it is an ex command or not. '.' repeats the last non-ex command, while '@:' repeats the last ex command. Can anyone think of a way to interleave the two? It may not seem very useful, but since you can map a keystroke to an ex command (or a sequence of them), isn't it reasonable to expect a uniform way to repeat the last keystroke, without having to remember how it's implemented?

As a random note, it occurs to me that the undo command probably maintains sufficient information to do this - if only we could get at it.

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zzapper at ntlworld.com, January 16, 2003 0:40
A better place for requests is

comp.editors

http://groups.google.com/groups?q=comp.editors
Kartik Agaram, January 16, 2003 12:34
Apologies.
Kartik Agaram, January 16, 2003 12:45
For the benefit of others like me who haven't seen it, vimtip #98 has some discussion on this.

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