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replace a block of text in Vim

Select the block of text: 

1. Position the cursor at the beginning of the text you want to replace

2. Press v to enter visual mode. (or upper case V to select whole lines, or Ctrl-v for a vertical block). 

3. Move the cursor to the end of the text to be replaced. (While selecting text, you can perform searches and other advanced movement, a feature that sets vim apart from most other editors.)

4. Press c. This deletes the selection and leaves you in insert mode.

5. Type your replacement text.

Selection, Cut, Copy and Paste in Vim

The selection is done in visual mode.

To cut (or copy) and paste using visual selection: 

1. Position the cursor at the beginning of the text you want to cut/copy.

2. Press v to begin character-based visual selection (or upper case V to select whole lines, or Ctrl-v for a vertical block).

3. Move the cursor to the end of the text to be cut/copied. (While selecting text, you can perform searches and other advanced movement, a feature that sets vim apart from most other editors.)

4. Press d (as in “delete”) to cut, or y (as in “yank”, which I imagine meaning “yank so hard and fast that it leaves a copy behind”) to copy. 

5. Move the cursor to the desired paste location. 

6. Press p to paste after the cursor, or P to paste before it. 

 

Bonus Tip: To replace the selected text with new text (to be entered by you), press c instead of d or y on step 4. This deletes the selection and leaves you in insert mode. Then, instead of (or prior to) steps 5-6, type your replacement text. 

What is vim recording?

vim with recording turned on

Recording is a really useful feature of Vim. 

You start recording by pressing “Q” key followed by any other letter keystroke, and you can end it by typing “Q” again. 

It records everything you type. You can then replay it simply by typing “@“ followed by the letter. 

Record search, movement, replacement…

This is one of the best features of Vim.

One more thing to note is that you can hit any number before the “@“ to replay the recording that many times like (100@<letter>) will play your recorded actions 100 times. 

How to Use Multiple Audio Outputs on Mac

The Scenario is this: 

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I have a Bose Mini SoundLink bluetooth speaker and a headset connected to my MacBook. Normally you can only have one device making sound and can switch between them.

Solution:

This is a native utility tool, Audio MIDI Setup, on OS X, that let you take advantage of multiple inputs and outputs.

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How to remote control your PC from outside your home network

Note: Although Our tutorial uses RDP protocol to control Windows PC, the same idea also applies to remote control Mac or Linux with VNC protocol.

 

 

1. Allow remote connections on Windows

RDP success

To access one computer from another, you first need to allow remote connections on the computer you want to access, which must be running one of the following versions of Windows:
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