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Re: [vox-tech] vim question
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Re: [vox-tech] vim question

ok, here's a non-ugly(?) answer:

this is the last 3 lines of the file:

-> :!top
-> :!nice -n10 planetary % &
-> :w

the goal is to execuate the instructions with <F9>, <F10> and <F12>.

this will execute the last line:

map <F1> mzG"zyy:let @z=strpart(@z,3)<CR>`z@z<CR>

here's the parse:

mz    place the z marker (no relation to the z register) at the current
      cursor position.  this is so the cursor returns to this location
      after executing the marker.

G     go to the end of the file

"zyy  yank the last line of text, "-> :w" into the z register

:let @z=strpart(@z,3)   forms a substring of register z consisting of
      the 4th through last character.  assigns it to register z.  the
      colon is part of the let command.

@z    execute the contents of register z

the more i learn about vim, the more i realize how little i know...


begin Ted Deppner <ted@psyber.com> 
> On Thu, Aug 01, 2002 at 05:06:23PM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > his question was: can you do a search and replace on a buffer?
> macro open a new window, paste the buffer, do a conventional S&R, yank the
> buffer, close the window, and viola.  You could also ! out the line to sed
> -e s/foo/bar/ for an in place.
> Prolly too ugly.
> Very interesting problem... and beyond my vim skills.  A friend of mine
> once said (after I showed him a few things about vi he hadn't known) 
> "no one can know everything vi can do".  And later came vim.
> -- 
> Ted Deppner
> http://www.psyber.com/~ted/

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