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I recently moved from Zsh to Fish, and I'm having a problem with vi-mode in Fish. There doesn't seem to be a "repeat" keybinding, like in Zsh's vi-mode (bound to the "dot" .). I think this is one of the most useful commands in vi-mode since it can prevent you from repeating commands.

Is there a way to add this command to vi-mode in the Fish shell. Any idea how am I supposed to do this? Thanks.

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    Welcome to the Unix & Linux Stack. I'm assuming you mean the Zsh vi-repeat-change keybinding, which is bound to . by default? Could you provide some examples of how you used it? Be as specific as possible - Provide an example command-line, the change you made (with keystrokes) and then how you used . to repeat that change? We might be able to come up with some alternatives for that workflow in Fish. Thanks! Sep 23, 2021 at 21:38
  • the "dot command" that i mentioned is actually a native built-in command in vi or vim, but in this case, when I am in vi mode, I am not able to use that command, but back when I used it in zsh it worked. The use case that could happened for this command: - after dd or dw commnad, the dot command will delete another line/word Sep 24, 2021 at 8:59
  • I'm familiar with the "repeat" . command, and that's the vi-repeat-change binding in Zsh. Been using it for (literally) decades in vi itself. But I'm struggling to think when I'd use it on the command-line in a shell. dd doesn't seem to apply, since there's only one line in the shell (so what would you be repeating?). And I've never had the need to edit a command-line where I've done a dw and then needed to repeat the operation in a separate location. And that would just be a one-character savings in typing anyway. Sep 24, 2021 at 18:04
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    And in case it helps, remember you can always move the command-line to "real" vim with Alt+e or Alt+V, assuming that VISUAL=vim. Sep 24, 2021 at 18:20
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    @NotTheDr01ds One thing I frequently run into is wanting to repeat a command like dtd where I'm trying to clear some segment of a previous line. There is no dtd.. and no d3td, no search with /, so the easiest way is often dtddtddtd
    – spro
    Nov 2, 2021 at 2:54

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It appears the vi-redo command is not implemented (yet?). There's an open issue here: https://github.com/fish-shell/fish-shell/issues/8319

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