What's the quickest way to change a specific number of characters? I want to edit the next N number of characters without using replace mode.
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Several straightforward ways, where the number of characters is, say, 5:
Space can be substituted with l or →.
All of those will remove the desired number of characters first (in this case 5) and then put you in
To avoid entering
INSERT mode, refer to this question.