## Enter insert mode between two tags after command in vim

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I'm looking to change the following vim command so that after entering the :%s/temp123//g part it will put me into insert mode between the \begin and \end tags.

 inoremap \\beg \begin{temp123}<enter><enter>\end{temp123}<enter><esc>:%s/temp123//g<left><left>


I have been able to use :startinsert to get into go into insert mode after entering the search/replace command but I am not able to place the cursor between the \begin and \end tags.

Any help/solutions/improvements would be appreciated.

TL;DR: can't.

:star[tinsert][!]   Start Insert mode just after executing this command.
Works like typing "i" in Normal mode.  When the ! is
included it works like "A", append to the line.
Otherwise insertion starts at the cursor position.
Note that when using this command in a function or
script, the insertion only starts after the function
or script is finished.
This command does not work from :normal.


I was trying to get the following line working:

nnoremap <MiddleMouse> :set paste<cr>:startinsert<MiddleMouse><esc>


What this means is that all of my commands that I put after :startinsert instead run immediately before :startinsert and then :startinsert runs and changes the mode to insert (Note: this appears to hold true for using i instead of :startinsert as well).

My next step was to try to make a nested function, where I had one function that calls another function, and the second function runs :startinsert and then returns to the first function, which then completes the paste:

function! Paste()
call InsertMode()<cr>
:set paste<cr>
<S-Insert>
:set nopaste<cr>
<esc>
endfunction
function! InsertMode()
:startinsert<cr>
endfunction
nnoremap <MiddleMouse> call Paste()<cr>


But this did not work either. I also tried using the "+p and "*p registers without :startinsert with nnoremap <MiddleMouse> :set paste<cr>"+p:set nopaste<cr>, but this again just pastes directly as if I were typing it in, it does not enter insert mode first. I am willing to believe this would work on a version of Vim compiled with +clipboard, but that is not the version I have. Link to my original question and answer

How to Use the vi Editor, How do you add a character to the end of a line in vi? One point to remember: All of those commands can be issued in vi command mode. If you're new to vi, you can typically make sure you're in vi command mode by pressing the [Esc] key. vi insert commands - discussion. The lowercase letter "i" is almost certainly the most common vi insert command. It lets you insert text at your current cursor position.

Yep, you're looking for an interactive substitution, but :s/new/old/gc doesn't let you edit each match. For this kind of work, switch to the gn command + . recipe:

First search for {temp123} (or whatever you wish to replace) with / Then press cgn to change the visually selected next match Once done, go back to normal mode to commit your edits. If the next edit is the same as the last, press only . otherwise cgn Rise and repeat.

For more ideas, see this vimcast: gn command

How to add text at the end of each line in Vim?, \$A a comma , , then press Esc to confirm. @Zanna hit : normally can cause Vim to enter command mode , precisely when I immediately open Vim and I press : , Vim can enter the command line , but if I press i and enter the insert mode once. after I press ESC to quit the insert mode ,every next time , I press whatever key like j ,which should move the cursor downwards , y,which should copy, these key will not take effect but enter the

This is the solution I am now using.

function TexBegin()
let currline = line(".")
call inputsave()
let tagname = input("enter tag name: ")
call inputrestore()
call setline(currline, "\\begin{" . tagname . "    }")
normal o
normal o
call setline(currline + 2, "\\end{" . tagname .     "}")
normal l
startinsert
normal o<Esc>
endfunction
inoremap  \\beg <Esc>:call TexBegin()<CR>


key bindings - Other ways to exit Insert mode besides Escape, How do I get out of insert mode in Vim? insert.txt For Vim version 8.1. Last change: 2019 Sep 27 VIM REFERENCE MANUAL by Bram Moolenaar Insert Insert-mode Inserting and replacing text mode-ins-repl Most of this file is about Insert and Replace mode. At the end are a few commands for inserting text in other ways.

What options are there to enter insert mode?, I : Insert before the first non-blank character of the line. a : Insert after the cursor. It is also possible to modify the text in normal mode and enter insert mode at  When the search correctly highlights the wanted hits, enter the second command to insert a newline before each hit in the current line. In the substitute command, the find pattern is empty, so the last search is used; in the replacement, \r inserts a newline and & inserts the search hit (see search and replace).

insert.txt, Special keys ins-special-keys In Insert and Replace mode, the following characters have a special meaning; i_CTRL-@ CTRL-@ Insert previously inserted text and stop insert. For example, the string "<S-Space>" can be entered by typing <C-K><S-Space> (two keys). The matching tag is inserted in front of the cursor. These commands are actually fairly simple, and I've documented them in this vi insert commands tutorial. vi insert mode. Once you issue a vi insert, append, or open command, you will be in vi insert mode. If you're working with a modern vi or vim implementation, your vi editor is typically configured to show the current mode of operation, so when you go into insert mode, you'll see a text string like this on the last line of your vi editor window:-- INSERT --

Linux Server Hacks, Volume Two: Tips & Tools for Connecting, , Move Your PHP Web Scripting Skills to the Command Line #40 Unfortunately, none of I can have the full power of Vim and use it to create an environment where the Here's a line I've entered in my ~/.vimrc file so that entering code tags is as because I'm always already in insert mode when I realize I need the tags. In Insert mode, we can use the <C-r>{reg} command to paste the contents from any of Vim’s registers. For example, pressing <C-r>a would insert the contents of named register ‘a’, while pressing <C-r>0 would insert the contents of the yank register. In Vim’s documentation, it lists a few more registers that can be useful in this context: