An example of automating text editing by running Vim from within a shell script.
While trying to get a clearer view of a line of text with 5 million characters in it, I ran into some nuances in Vim’s search and replace. The main issue was that replaceing the search string with a newline character – \n wasn’t visually creating a new line in the Vim buffer. I found…
It’s been just under two years since I made the switch to using Vim full time. Here are some resources that helped me become proficient when using it.