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Re: [vox-tech] serendipity with vim
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Re: [vox-tech] serendipity with vim

Run gvim - there's a whole menu with the fold commands they work in vim, but it will be easier to learn them by looking at the menu.

If you :set foldmethod=indent, then you can just open and close predefined folds that correspond roughly to your syntax (assuming you indent properly). I haven't gotten foldmethod=syntax to work though.

On 2004.04.02 06:16, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
heh. at 6:15 in the morning, it blew my mind. it took a few seconds to
register what was going on.

if anybody has any vim tips they'd like to share, i'd love to see a
thread of people's favorite vim tricks.

here's another one i learned just recently:

1 one
2 two
3 three
4 four
5 five
6 six
7 seven
8 eight
9 nine

use line highlighting (shift v) and highlight lines 4, 5, and 6.
type "zf".
you've now "folded" lines 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6:

1 one
+-- 5 lines: 2----------------------------------------------------
7 seven
8 eight
9 nine

now use line highlighting to to highlight the first 4 lines.
type "zf"
you've now folded the first four line:

+-- 8 lines: 1----------------------------------------------------
9 nine

place the cursor somewhere on the fold.
type "zo" to unfold:

1 one
+-- 5 lines: 2----------------------------------------------------
7 seven
8 eight
9 nine

place the cursor somewhere on the fold.
type "zo" to unfold again:

1 one
2 two
3 three
4 four
5 five
6 six
7 seven
8 eight
9 nine

really great for programming. one of the uses is when i'm editing a
function and need to see another function that's way down in the source
file. i can bring them "close together" by folding.

previously, i either moved the functions using block cut and copy (ick)
or by using vim's marks (better, but still ick).

zf: fold the highlighted selection. it can take movement commands too,
like "zf}" to fold the next paragraph.

zo: open a fold. the cursor must be on top of the proper fold.

zc: refold the last fold.

what would be nice is if we could have "named folds", like named
registers or named marks.

wouldn't mind hearing other people's tips.... :-)


On Fri 02 Apr 04, 4:43 AM, Issac Trotts <ijtrotts@ucdavis.edu> said:
> On Fri, Apr 02, 2004 at 03:18:36AM -0800, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > it turns out that vim knows what an URL is, and will download the file
> > pointed to by that URL. another vim coolity.
> Thanks for the tip!
> --
> Issac Trotts
> http://mallorn.ucdavis.edu/~ijtrotts
> (w) 530-757-8789
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