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Write file opened as ‘readonly’

:w !sudo tee "%"

Visual editing can be used to delete any number of lines

Shift+V from point of cursor and press D key to delete

Search and replace


Disable search highlight


Prepend multiple lines with a character

  • Shift+V from point of cursor to enter Visual Block mode
  • Move up/down to select multiple lines
  • : to enter commands
  • s/^/#/g to replace first character on the lines with a #

The prompt will look something like when all done: :'<,'>s/^/#/g