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vim surround: quick cheatsheet

Adding ys (you surround)

ys takes a valid vim motion or text object as first argument
  • ysiw" : surround inner word with "
  • yss] : surround current line with ]
  • ys2aw* : add * around 2 words
The vS mapping
  • vS" : visually surround selected text with "
Spicy Stuff
  • yswt : prompt & surround with a html tag
If a t or < is specified, Vim prompts for an HTML/XML tag to insert (also supports adding attributes)
  • yswf : prompt & surround with a function call
If a f is specified, Vim prompts for an function name to insert (use F to add space around ())

Changing cs (change surround)

Takes 2 arguments a target to replace & a replacement character
  • cs]) : change surrounding [] with ()
  • cst<h3> : change surrounding html tag with h3

Deleting ds (delete surround)

  • ds" : delete surrounding "
  • dst : delete surrounding tag (HTML)
Do :helpg surround for more docs.
Thanks tpope!