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Emptying a text file in one shot in VIM

Terminal - Emptying a text file in one shot in VIM
:!>test.txt
2009-08-19 13:45:23
User: amaymon
-4
Emptying a text file in one shot in VIM

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Terminal - Alternatives
:%d
2010-07-15 20:03:21
User: Vilemirth
Tags: vim vi
11

% = buffer

d = delete

:1,$d
2009-03-28 02:28:19
User: acirulli
Tags: vim vi
3

Within vi allow to empty a text file in one shot

ggdG
2009-08-19 11:40:55
User: slim
Tags: vim vi
-1

deletes to the end of the buffer

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What others think

This is a command in VIM, that is, it is how to do the shell command

>test.txt

to empty a file from within vim. Probably worth a mention in the command description.

Comment by bwoodacre 262 weeks and 5 days ago

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