It's possible to configure a mapping such that command line mode is active after the key press.
For example, with a mapping
:map H :help , pressing
H results in command line mode being entered with
:help as the current text.
The documentation for
A ":" command must be completed as well. And you can't use "Q" or "gQ" to start Ex mode.
Therefore, it's not possible to execute
:normal : and end up in command line mode.
Are there commands such that command line mode is active upon completion?
Can a Vimscript function be used where command line mode is active with some specified text, after running the function directly (i.e., via a
:call entered in isolation, as opposed to being wrapped in a mapping that can result in command line mode)?