vim Notes

Nearly all commands are in normal (not INSERT) mode.

My vimrc file is here

macros

This is a super handy feature. Basically you can press q then any key, to start recording a macro to it.

qo starts recording to register ‘o’, q stops recording.

@o replays the recording

Example…

qydt,dt,xj0q start recording; delete to comma;delete to comma; delete one char; down a line; to the beginning; stop recording.


10.3.2.1,0 ms,N/A
10.3.2.2,Dead,N/S
10.3.2.3,Dead,N/S
10.3.2.4,Dead,N/S
10.3.2.5,0 ms,TestServerName
10.3.2.6,0 ms,N/A

Then I want to remove the N/A and N/S

:%s/N\/A//g :%s/N\/S//g :v/\S/d

Sorting

:sort u Sorts by unique lines (super awesome!!!)

Search and Replace

s = single line

%s all lines

g = global

:%s/searchfor/replacewith/g

Remove Empty Lines

:v/\S/d in’v’erse ‘g!’; match whitespace that is not a space; ’d’elete all matching

:g/^\s*$/d This should work too.

The Power of g

CSVs

Pretty colums

:%!column -t -s ','