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Re: [vile] deleting blank lines over a range

From: lists-vile
Subject: Re: [vile] deleting blank lines over a range
Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 12:41:15 -0400
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It would be preferable if force-blank-lines, or something like it, operated
over a range, motion command or region.

Or a more general solution would be to allow the g or v command to operate
over a range: :<range>g/^$/d

On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 04:37:14PM -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Apr 2011, Paul Fox wrote:
> >address@hidden wrote:
> >> I see that the v and g commands only operate over the entire file and I 
> >can
> >> use deblank for individual lines but is there a way to delete empty 
> >lines as
> >> specified via a range or the selection?
> >
> >i don't believe so.  i've wanted that a few times myself.  the closest
> >you can get is, do it once, then hold the '.' key down.  :-)
> >
> >that command came pretty much directly from uemacs, and has never
> >been converted or offered in an operator form.
> Offhand, I'm curious what a pure-vi syntax might be to delete blank lines
> in a range (since that would make a pattern prompt somewhere in the
> command).
> I see "forceblank" is what "deblank" used to be.
> -- 
> Thomas E. Dickey

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