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Vim: Using Ruby Regular Expression

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I needed to remove line number from a web copy-pasted code snippet. I know there is a way to configure vim to use the perl style regular expressions but I couldn’t find how quickly.

What I found was:

:rubydo gsub /pattern/,'replacement'</code>

Here is my specific command:

:rubydo gsub /^\s+\d{0,3}\s/, ''

Pre-requisite: look for +ruby in :ver output (if it is -ruby then it would not work).

The above web page also talks about Perl regular expression in Vim and different ways to do that.


Written by imsaar

August 28, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Posted in ruby, vim

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