title: make that rather important part of Vim where you can type a colon and save and go to lines and search/replace etc. work date: 2018-07-23 publish: true

Install https://atom.io/packages/ex-mode

I made a pull request to improve the README.

An aside: Vim is great because it provides ‘composability’— build powerful commands from simple small ones (delete three characters with d3c, copy (‘yank’) three words with y3w). See this exposition on the lessons of Vi.

An aside to an aside: If for some reason you want to paste something multiple times, type the number first: 5p.