The dot operator

Basic Usage

The dot operator repeats the last action performed, for instance:

file test.tx

helo, World!
helo, David!

(cursor at [1][1])
Now perform a cwHello<Esc> (Change Word helo to Hello)
Now the buffer looks like that:

Hello, World!
helo, David!

(cursor at [1][5])
After typing j_ the cursor is at [2][1].

Now enter the . and the last action is performed again:

Hello, World!
Hello, David!

(cursor at [2][5])

Set indent

This is very useful when setting indent of your code

if condition1
if condition2
# some commands here
endif
endif

move your cursor to the 2nd line, then >>, the code will indent to right.

Now you can repeat your action by continue to 3rd line, then hit . twice, the result will be

if condition1
    if condition2
        # some commands here
endif
endif