Suppose I've got the following sentence:
This |is a sentence for testing purposes.
I want this sentence to be
In fact I want to delete 5 words. Of course, I could do it just as
d5w but this is so inconvenient and painful. I have to count the words first and then execute the appropriate combination.
I tried it the other way. I pushed
d and then I tried to push
w 5 times. But it started deleting lines (and that's sensible, because
dd deletes a line).
Is there a way to perform word deletion like we did in general editors (we keep pressing
Ctrl and then press
Del 5 times) but in Vim. I suppose this quite common operation and there must be a "fast" solution for it.