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Move all comments the top of the file in vim

Terminal - Move all comments the top of the file in vim
:g:^\s*#.*:m0
2009-03-27 18:56:36
User: jnash
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Move all comments the top of the file in vim

Python comments begin with a #. Modify to suit other languages.

Other uses: Instead of m0 use m$ for end of file or d for deleting all comments.

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Comment by haivu 263 weeks and 6 days ago

Most config files that I edit have lots of commented options and I turn some on just by uncommenting them. (Example: ssh_config)

I like to see the options I've turned on grouped together. Hence this.

I agree the programming language context isn't too well suited though :)

Comment by jnash 263 weeks and 6 days ago

I think in posted form it's not useful for much, but I didn't know how to do this kind of thing with Vim, and now i do.

There's times I want to edit a config littered with comments, and I just want to delete them.

Until now, I've just dropped out of vim, ran a similar regex with grep -v, and then copied that output over the file. This is indeed much easier, even if it's just a temple and demo rather than a entirely useful command by itself.

Comment by clockworkavian 263 weeks and 6 days ago

*template. I meant template, not temple. Stupid keyboard.

Comment by clockworkavian 263 weeks and 6 days ago

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