Writing whole alphabet in Vim

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I sometimes need to write the whole alphabet abcd…z and I hate typing it letter by letter in Vim's insert mode. Does there exist any method to do this more efficiently?

I know about the ga command which gives me the ascii code of the character where the cursor is … but don't know anything about how to mix it with my standard solution to type numbers from 1 to (for example) 5000: a1ESCqqyyp^Aq4998@q

Using set nrformats+=alpha:

ia<Esc>qqylp<C-a>q24@q

Step by step:

ia<Esc>      " Start with 'a'
qqylp<C-a>q  " @q will duplicate the last character and increment it
24@q         " Append c..z

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If your shell does brace expansion this is a pretty elegant solution:

:r !printf '\%s' {a..z}

:read! reads the output of an external command into the current buffer. In this case, it reads the output of the shell's printf applied to {a..z} after it's been expanded by the shell.

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You might try using Vim abbreviations or a full-fledged snippet manager plugin like UltiSnips. It might take a few moments to set up, and you'd have to type that alphabet one more time to define it as an abbreviation or snippet, but after that you'd be able to insert the alphabet or any other common chunk of text much more easily.

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Comments
  • ... or go low-tech :inoreab abc abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz :)
  • If you really need to type the whole alphabet often then an abbrev is the way to go. It will be much easier to invoke then having to remember a programmatic way of doing it.
  • BTW, if you want to copy the sequence from @glts, then make it vertical text, run this on that line: s/\(.\)/\1\r/g...just had to do that...
  • If you didn't post here about nrformats that option would definitely be the last i get to know about! What did you used this option for so that you are aware of it?
  • Is it possible to use the increment in some way for written numbers, such as one, two, three, etc?