Move all comments the top of the file in vim

:g:^\s*#.*:m0
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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By: jnash
2009-03-27 18:56:36

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Dare I ask for the usefulness of this command.
haivu · 652 weeks and 3 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 :)
jnash · 652 weeks and 3 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.
clockworkavian · 652 weeks and 3 days ago
*template. I meant template, not temple. Stupid keyboard.
clockworkavian · 652 weeks and 3 days ago
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Alyssalauren · 21 weeks ago
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Kaitlyn · 15 weeks and 3 days ago

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