The commands in a Vimscript file are executed in
command mode by default. Therefore all non-
command mode directives should be prefixed.
When attempting to print something for debugging in vimscript, it is tempting to simply do the following.
However, in the context of a complex plugin, there are often many other things happening right after you attempt to print your message, so it is important to add
sleep after your message so you can actually see it before it disappears.
Using Normal Mode Commands in Vimscript
Since a Vimscript file is a collection of Command mode actions, the user needs to specify that the desired actions should be executed in normal mode.
Therefore executing a normal mode command like
d etc. in Vimscript is done by prepending the command with
Going to the bottom of the file and selecting the last 5 rows:
G instructs vim to change the cursor position to the last row, the
V to go to linewise visual mode , and the
5k to go 5 rows up.
Inserting your name at the end of the row:
A puts the editor in insert mode at the end of the row and the rest is the text to insert.