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Is there a command to display a count of the number of lines you have selected in Visual Mode in VIM?

  • Isn't this information displayed bottom-left side of the window when you are in visual-mode ? – vappolinario Oct 19 '15 at 16:58
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    If you do :set showcmd Vim will also display the number of lines visually selected. – Christian Brabandt Oct 19 '15 at 17:06
  • You can also add :set showcmd to your .vimrc. Should be automatically on if nocompatible is set. vimhelp.appspot.com/options.txt.html#%27showcmd%27 – Will Oct 21 '15 at 15:41
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g then Ctrlg will spit out something like this:

Selected 10 of 4123 Lines; 67 of 11111 Words; 400 of 40000 Bytes

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