Shrink more than one blank lines to one in VIM.


By: satyavvd
2009-08-15 15:02:20

What Others Think

Hmm.. Very clever. Would you like to explain how it works? Personally, I'd have gone for: :%s/\n\n\+/^M^M (that ends CTRL-V CTRL-M CTRL-V CTRL-M) Where you've got three or more carriage returns, replace them with two.
flatcap · 611 weeks and 5 days ago
satyavvd · 611 weeks and 4 days ago
Explanation : % -> whole file v -> not of 'g' /./ -> match any single char v/./ -> when not match any single char ( . never match a new line) v/./,/./ -> match a block of blank lines ( from non matching char --> to non matching char ) -j -> join all of them as single line @Satya
satyavvd · 611 weeks and 4 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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