Vim – Commenting out multiple lines

There are two ways to do this without a vim plugin:

  1. Select your lines with VISUAL BLOCK (CTRL-V), then press I to insert before all highlighted lines. Next type your comment character (#, ;, depending on the language), then press ESC twice.
  2. Select your lines with VISUAL LINE (SHIFT-V) then type:

In other words, substitute the selected start of lines with the # character.

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