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Faster and more convinent than [Esc]
This function returns TRUE if the application supports tcp-wrapping or FALSE if not by reading the shared libraries used by this application.
Add this to .vimrc to automatically give scripts with a shebang (e.g., #!/usr/bin/perl) executable permissions when saving.
This is assuming that you're editing some file that has not been wrapped at 80 columns, and you want it to be wrapped. While in Vim, enter ex mode, and set the textwidth to 80 columns:
to get to the top of the file, and:
to wrap every line from the top to the bottom of the file at 80 characters.
Of course, this will lose any indentation blocks you've setup if typing up some source code, or doing type setting. You can make modifications to this command as needed, as 'gq' is the formatting command you want, then you could send the formatting to a specific line in the file, rather than to the end of the file.
Will apply the format from your current cursor location to the 49th row. And so on.
In case the line you want to join start with a char different than ", you may use \n.*"\n as regex.
This will save and execute your python script every time your press the F5 function key.
It can also be added to your .vimrc:
autocmd BufRead *.py nmap :w^M:!python %
NOTE: the ^M is not just caret-M, it can be created by type: ctrl-v ctrl-m
Only under linux.
Requires Gvim compiled with "clientserver" functionality and
wmctrl command installed on system.
Instead of servername can be used the current edited file name.
Put it in a function and map it for get rid of "Press a key" after execution.
this line ends here
but must be concatenated with this one
"this line ends here"
and should NOT be concatenated with this one
Like the http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/6327/open-file-with-sudo-when-there-is-no-write-permission, but works (in zsh; my commandlinefu is not strong enough to understand why bash don't like it) with vim options, like -O, and many input files.
There could be other mistakes.
this avoids several VIM warnings, which I seem too stupid to disable: warning, readonly! and: file and buffer have changed, reload?!
And in case you want to migrate back to, err.. MS-DOS: ":set ff=dos" does the opposite.
% = buffer
d = delete
a brief list of very common special characters in Dutch. Usefull for formatting Word source to html.
The above output is for a custom compiled version of Vim on Arch Linux.
Just a quick shell one liner, and presents a list of all the enabled and disabled (those prefixed with a '-') features.
Validate a file using xmllint. If there are parser errors, edit the file in vim at the line of the first error.
Open a file directly with execution permission.
Put the function in your .bashrc
You can also put this in your vimrc:
command XX w | set ar | silent exe "!chmod +x %" | redraw!
and open a new file like this:
vi +XX /tmp/script.sh
Sprunge.us is a code/text sharing site like pastebin, but it is easy to post stuff from the command line.
How it works:
In vim, w writes the current tab to a file when a filename is given afterwards, but if !command is given, the output is piped to the stdin of command.
curl -F "sprunge=<-" http://sprunge.us
curl is an HTTP client. The -F option does an HTTP post to the given address. The data in the quotes is passed in the post. The "sprunge=" part sets up a fieldname - the part that follows is what is associated with the name. The "<" tells curl to send data from the file descriptor that follows it. The "-" in bash is a file descriptor that points to stdin instead of an actual file; in this case, stdin is being piped in from vim. After we send the HTTP post to sprunge.us, it will give back a url that points to the data you just sent.
xclip is a utility that lets you put stuff in your clipboard or selection buffer. This part uses a bash pipe ( | ) to redirect the stdout of the previous command to the stdin of the next command. So, we're capturing the URL that curl gave us and putting it into the selection buffer, ready to paste into IRC or a forum.
Of course, for this to work, you must have curl (which comes by default on most distroes), and xclip installed.
If you prefer to use ctrl-v (paste from clipboard) instead of middle-click (paste from selection buffer), look up options on xclip - you can do that.
Open up vi or vim at the first instance of a pattern in [file]. Useful if you know where you want to be, like "PermitRootLogin" in sshd_config. Also, vi +10 [file] will open up a file at line 10. VERY useful when you get "error at line 10" type of output.
Catches .swp, .swo, .swn, etc.
If you have access to lsof, it'll give you more compressed output and show you the associated terminals (e.g., pts/5, which you could then use 'w' to figure out where it's originating from): lsof | grep '\.sw.$'
If you have swp files turned off, you can do something like: ps x | grep '[g,v]im', but it won't tell you about files open in buffers, via :e [file].
Open files in tabs
-o acts like :spit. Use -O (capital o) for side-by-side like :vsplit. Use vim -d or vimdiff if you need a diff(1) comparison.
To split gnu Screen instead of vim, use ^A S for horizontal, ^A | for vertical.
This command searches the current directory, and all of its subdirs, for files that have the string "foo" in their filename (foo.c, two-foo.txt, index-FOO-bar.php, etc), and opens them in Vim. It ignores any hidden .svn directories. Change -iname to -name if you want to do case-sensitive matches.
Files open in buffers by default, so to verify that the correct files were opened, type ":list". You can load all the files in tabs by doing ":tab ball" or use 'vim -p' on the command-line to load files straight to tabs.
If you get permission denied errors, do: vim $(find . ! -path \*.svn\* -type -f iname \*foo\* 2>/dev/null)
To narrow it down to a single file extension, such as .php files, use \*foo\*.php (or '*foo*.php'. Which ever you prefer)