Say I type ciw then it will show c then ci then blank. Is it possible to keep it there until I start a new sequence of commands? I'm assuming that since a lot of videos I see use an overlay logging key presses, this is not a feature.

  • set notimeout or set timeoutlen=10000 ... but at your own risk :)
    – Maxim Kim
    Commented Jun 11, 2021 at 17:42
  • 2
    Not sure if I misunderstood you or you misunderstood me, but I mean that once a command has been typed successfully, the text showing the characters typed disappears and I was wondering if I can preserve the text until the next command (only saying that since the 2 commands do nothing in relation to my problem).
    – Doot
    Commented Jun 11, 2021 at 18:50
  • 1
    Does this answer your question? Showing command history with showcmd
    – Rich
    Commented Jun 12, 2021 at 4:17
  • 1
    See also this answer: vi.stackexchange.com/a/16858/343 (The question is slightly different, but the answer also applies to your question.)
    – Rich
    Commented Jun 12, 2021 at 4:20


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.