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I have some c++ includes that I want to sort:

#ifndef t
#define t

#include <b>
#include <a>
#include <c>


I can shift-v to highlight the #include lines and then do :sort but I would like to do this with a simpler command if there is one.

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Assuming the #include lines are delimited from the rest of the text by at least one blank line place the cursor on the start of the first #include line and enter:

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Try this:

:command Psort :'{+1,'}-1sort

Then you should just be able to type :Psort to sort the paragraph (delimited by blank lines) that the cursor is on. (This has the advantage of working regardless of where the cursor is within the paragraph.)

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