Like doing >> but 5 times >>>>>>>>>>>>.

I am not trying to indent multiple lines.


You can use :>. Just repeat > as many times as you want to shift. For example if you want to shift 5 times use :>>>>>. Personally I would just use >> and then repeat the command with the . (repeat) command.

For more help see:

:h :>
:h >>
:h .

As an addition to Peter Rincker's answer, you can also enter visual-line mode (Shift+v) and use > with a count. Unlike in normal mode, the count is used to specify how many shiftwidths to indent.

If you prefer the comfort of giving a hard count, this is the only option that I'm aware of outside of a plugin or custom function.


Press shift-v to visually select the line, or block of lines.

Then in normal mode press


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