Insert line number in vim

:%s/^/\=line('.').' '
Use this command to insert line numbers in source files, .' ' control how spaces you insert after number.
Sample Output
1  "file: how insert number lines in vim
2  "site:
3  "  .'  ' --> number of spaces after number

By: voyeg3r
2009-08-16 17:48:03

What Others Think

Insert line number in Vim? :set number
UselessCamper · 612 weeks and 2 days ago
in file not in vim program, undestand? set nu for insert numbers in file?
voyeg3r · 612 weeks and 2 days ago
there's also this way: : % ! nl filters the file through the nl (number lines) program. nl accepts basic regexes so you can choose which lines to number.
bwoodacre · 612 weeks and 2 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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