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In vim I can delete all lines that contain the word "price" with this

:g /price/d

How can I delete all lines that do NOT contain the word "price"?

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You can use


to delete every line that doesn't contain "price"

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I knew it would be easy... –  digitaljoel Mar 31 '11 at 23:28
:g! is also known as :v (akin to grep -v). –  Chris Johnsen Apr 1 '11 at 3:17
What does the % do? –  hippietrail Oct 30 '12 at 7:05
% is a special range in this context that means the whole file. See :help cmdline-ranges. –  Heptite Oct 30 '12 at 18:05

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