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basic Tip #1024: Put text to register while typing

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created:   October 24, 2005 1:21      complexity:   basic
author:   Marc Weber      as of Vim:   6.0

This script is useful if you know that you'll need some peace of text again in this session

" You can just type <C-s> "type more" <C-s><choose register>
" to put "type more" into a register
" You can use <C-R>reg to insert it again from insert mode as widely known.

imap <C-s> <Esc>:call StartStopPuttingtoReg()<CR>a

function StartStopPuttingtoReg()
  if exists('b:isputtingtoreg')
    " copy . register to user defined register
    echo "stop putting to reg"
    let reg=nr2char(getchar())
    unlet b:isputtingtoreg
    normal a
    " go to insert mode
    echo "start putting to reg"
    let b:isputtingtoreg=1
    normal a

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Additional Notes

marco-oweber@gmx.de, October 24, 2005 5:52
Sorry, my code is broken.
I did paste the wrong function but the new one only works once. Have to work on it again.
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