I'll try to illustrate as clear as I can.
Suppose I have the following text open in vim/nvim
_________ | | | 9999 | | | ---------
9999 visually and then hit
r8, this will happen
_________ | | | 8888 | | | ---------
Can I do the same replacing character(s) with another one that's on a register, mostly my system clipboard ? Suppose I wanted to change the vertical bars on the box's border, replacing
│ and making something like
_________ │ │ │ 8888 │ <--- The bars are little longer though it may seem simliar to before │ │ ---------
I am aware that I can do this by selecting the box and using a substitute command,
s/|/│/g but that is not what I want. Furthermore, I don't think this method would work properly on visual block mode (with a vertical selection).
So, is there a way to do this using
r followed by something?