I copied a part of the HTML out of a web page and wanted to save it in a file.
For that I started a new
vim session in a terminal window, with a (new) filename specified on the commandline, hit i to get to insert mode and then CtrlShift+V and waited while
[-- INSERT --] showed at the bottom and waited...
vim was non-responsive after several seconds, I opened 'Text Editor' from the Applications→Accessoiries menu pasted the text (which showed up within a fraction of a second, saved it under a new name, closed, and killed the Vim session that still was not done, 1.5 minutes later.
The amount of text was 186K in 3200 lines, not excessive I would say, nor with overly long lines.
Is there a way to speed up these kind of insertions in
vim and/or is there an explanation why this is so slow compared to using the, otherwise horrible and mouse oriented, Text Editor?
(The %CPU according to
top doesn't come above 5%, although I have some processors free in the system, so it might be some I/O bound problem, that doesn't exist when reading the same text from a file)
Vim: 7.3, with patches as supplied by Ubuntu 12.04