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How can I edit all the files returned by find in vi in Linux?

Something I find myself doing a lot is running a find command and then editing all of them in vi, which looks something like this: > find . "*.txt" ./file1.txt ./file2.txt ./path/to/file3.txt ...
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Notepad++ visibility for BOM

How to use the 6.2.3 version of Notepad++.I want to know how to make visible of BOM chanracters.I tried with menu list available but no use. But those characters are available only at Linux ...
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VI - Paste something in the first position/character of a succession of lines

I would like to yank one character and paste it in the first position of the succession of lines. For example, I need to add a "#" in the front of 7 lines of a file. Someone can help me?
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How to extend vim editor to full screen in putty?

When I use vi or vim to edit files in putty, it only shows a limited lines and columns. So how to extend the editor to full screen?
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What does “vi-move” keymap in Bash's vi mode actually do?

The keymap section in the Bash Reference Manual says that one of the acceptable options is "vi-move". There doesn't seem to be any description for what this corresponds to. I'm well acquainted with ...
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How do I copy text from window text editor to nano/vi in a Putty window

I was following some guide to create key-pair for my remote linux system, one of the steps being copy the public key generated and saved on my local computer to the authorized-keys file on remote ...
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How to copy and paste between cygwin's vi/emacs and windows clipboard?

I tried to paste what I copied in windows clipboard into cygwin's vi or emacs, and it doesn't seem to work with yy (vi) or M-w (emacs). Is there a way to do it? I learned that /etc/clipboard has the ...
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Can I make vim highlight argument _names_ in C/C++ prototypes?

Can I make vim highlight argument names in C/C++ prototypes? Doesn't need to be perfect (handle function arguments, etc.).
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VI make every first letter that comes after a underscore uppercase

Found this site: http://unix.t-a-y-l-o-r.com/VMswitch.html And it works for the first character but my lines are line this this_is_a_string And I would like this This_Is_A_String Any ...
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Unix Script: Wait until a file exists

I need a script that will wait for a (examplefile.txt) to appear in the /tmp directory and once it's found to stop the program, otherwise to sleep the file until it's located So far I have: if [ ! ...
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In Vim, what are the differences between using :sus and :sh to access the shell without ending the Vim session?

I know that, while in Vim (and Vi, too, I think), if I want to temporarily access the shell I can do one of several things: Use :sh (a.k.a. :shell), then log out from the shell to return to Vim Use ...
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How to show the current Vi mode when using Vi keybindings in the shell?

I use the vi keybindings in my tcsh shell. Now, I don't know which vi mode I'm in (insert mode or command mode), which leads to a lot of frustration. Does anyone know of a way to show the current ...
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vi: what is verbose mode and when/how do I use it?

Sometimes When I'm using vi I accidentally hit caps lock when I'm in command mode. This apparently puts vi into verbose mode which I'm having trouble finding documentation about how to use. How and ...
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Error location navigation in Vim Syntastic

I've got Syntastic installed in Vim and it is finding errors perfectly (mostly in Python code I'm working on). If I jump around normally in the file I see the errors in the status bar when the cursor ...
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Trouble defining an environment variable on Cygwin

I'm using the Cygwin 64-bit installation on my Windows 7 machine. In my ~/.bash_profile, I set export JBOSS_HOME=/cygdrive/c/Program\ Files/wildfly-10.0.0.CR2/ However, when I attempt to open a ...
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Vim; Shortcut to add comment at beginning of line

When I code, I tend to execute the following manually a lot after having selected multiple lines of code. :'<,'>s/^/#/ I want to add this to my .vimrc but I am having troubles making it work. ...
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What's the difference between tiny, huge and small in vim on MacPorts?

I'm trying to install vim via MacPorts. I found this port at http://trac.macports.org/browser/trunk/dports/editors/vim/Portfile. There are variants like tiny, small and huge. Is there any way to tell ...
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Moving the the very bottom of the file with vi

No, I'm not talking about vim, I'm talking about old-school vi; because in vim you can actually issue a :bot and it'll move to the bottom of the file.
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`export default` breaks vi indentation

I'm using Ember-Cli framework and vi as my text editor, but whenever I use export default in my javascript files, vi miscalculate new lines indentation and it's becoming really annoying. My guess is ...
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In vim, what keystrokes (did I accidentally hit to) bring up :'<,'> and how do you set those marks?

I fumbled in vi and briefly saw this at the bottom of the screen, just as I was hitting ESC: :'<,'> Like it was ready for me to type an arbitrary ed command over a range spanned by the marks ...
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Vi copy and paste is not working

When I open vi/vim in conemu I am unable to paste text from clipboard (mouse right button), and unable to copy file to clipboard (mark text). However in git bash everything works fine. Any clues?
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Is it possible to launch MacVim NOT in full screen mode?

Whenever I Launch MacVim it takes up the whole screen. I don't want this. Is there any way to prevent it from happening? I run OS X 10.8.
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Cannot Suspend vi with Ctrl-Z

It's on an AIX 6.1 connected via PuTTY 0.65. If I open a file and hit Ctrl-Z then. It works 1st. But when I switch back and hit Ctrl-Z again. A square cursor jumps to the bottom. I can type something ...
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Does VIMProbable have register support?

VIMProbable is a browser that works using vi keys. Does it have support for storing text in registers?
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How to send the Escape Key inside VirtualBox “vi” session?

When using a "vi" session within VirtualBox, how can I send the Esc key to change modes from input mode to command mode? Main PC is running Solaris 10 x86 with VirtualBox. VirtualBox guest O.S. is ...
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bash vi key bindings: Can I map keys? Display mode (insert vs command)?

I am a long time vi(m) user and recently made the switch to using vi key binding in bash. I can already tell that this will be an improvement, but I would like to customize a few things to really ...
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What does this vim cmd mean? :%y+

I found a command to select all text in Vi/Vim file. :%y+ Could someone explain the line, please?
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How to get rid of the warnings when opening a file that has a .swp file?

How can I get rid of the annoying warnings when I open a file that has a .swp file? Or, how do I not generate the .swp files at all? Example warning: E325: ATTENTION Found a swap file by the name ...
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Terminal Program To Save VI State

For a few years now at work I have been using the GNOME Terminal, and have gotten very used to that. I usually organize my work by categorizing each task on its own virtual desktop, then within each ...
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Why does the 'vi' command open 'vim' editor?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Not that I am complaining as I like my vim and prefer its many features. However, I’m curious as to why it does it. It is not aliased in .bashrc or .bash_profile. I am not ...
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search and replace in VI

I need to convert '12.22.54' to '12:22:54' in a string below so that it works in MS SQL. cast('14-JAN-14 06.65.22 AM' as datetime),'63.124.79.253'); cast('14-JAN-14 12.22.36 AM' as ...
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Navigating with arrow keys in vi is slow

I use rlogin to remote login from a Solaris 10 Sparc to a Solaris 10 x86 host. When using vi, navigating with the h, j, k, and l keys is very fast and smooth. However, navigating with the arrow keys ...
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How would I write this VIM command for `sed`?

I have a .csv with special characters that are wrecking an import I need to do. In VIM, I discovered away to remove the special characters with : :%s/\r//g This removes ^M from some of my broken ...
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How to use the mouse to scroll up/down in MacOS Yosemite Terminal when vi is open

In MacOS X, pre-Yosemite versions I could open vi in the Terminal window and scroll up and down the history of the Terminal. The vi lines in this case did not scroll. To scroll I used the ...
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Replace terminal's vi with windowed vim for root

I'm on Mac OS X, but I guess this is the same for other unixes. Every time I type vi on the terminal, I want to open the GUI version of Vim (in Mac OS it's called mvim). For my user, I got it ...
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Always use :set paste, Is it a good idea?

In a terminal vim, pasting clipboard data often messes up the code indent. I just knew if I uses :set paste the indent is not broken. Though, after pasting data, should I do :set nopaste again? What ...
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Vi can write to file despite file being read-only

The following example show how to create a file with only read permissions. As we can see, when I try to write to this file using the echo command I get, Permission denied. But why, in the case that ...
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Bash readline move cursor to previous forward slash

In bash , we can move back or forward by 1 word or character. Is there any option where i can move the cursor to the previous character that i specify, for example Forward Slash. ? Something like the ...
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Vi Editior Navigator Not Working Properly in Solaris 10

I am using ViEditor : This is my code of line : sh /u02/oraprod/prod/db/tech_st/11.1.0/appsutil/scripts/PROD_hooradb2/adautocfg.sh appspass=apps > $HOME/LOG/autocfg.log perl ...
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Copy vertical text block in Vim on Mac

How do I copy a vertical text block in vim on a Mac? On a PC on would just do ctrl-c at starting point and ctrl-c at the end point and it would copy between these two coordinates. How do I do that on ...
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Vi like editing operating system wide? [closed]

Is there an extension I can install on Mac OS X that lets me use vi like commands everywhere in the operating system? And if this is not possible, is there a solution that just extends the terminal?
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In VIM, how do you delete to end of line while in command mode :?

While in VIM, I have a leader shortcut for the following: :!git commit % -m 'updated '; git push; ...
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I'm using Bash in “vi mode”. What's the hotkey sequence to edit the current command line using an external editor?

In Bash's "Emacs mode" (set -o emacs), I can edit the current command line in my favorite external $EDITOR. All I have to do is press Ctrl+X then Ctrl+E. But, because I have switched to Bash's "vi ...
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How do i select all text in Vi/Vim?

I always use vi for editing config files. Today I wanted to select all the text in a file (around 1000 lines), copy it, then paste into Google Docs. How can I do that?
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vim. ensure each buffer is mapped to 1 tab and always showing

So I want vim to behave like a "standard" text editor where whatever buffers are open will always map to a tab, and that tab only shows 1 buffer only. This is like say sublime text, where any open ...
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Getting rid of characters when doing gf in vim

I am using vim for coding. When I have something like the following: SomeModule->actualMethod() if I take the cursor to SomeModule and I do a gf I get a complaint that SomeModule- does not exist in ...
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What does shiftwidth do in VIM editor

I read this about shiftwidth option on Google: To change the number of space characters inserted for indentation, use the 'shiftwidth' option. Ok Ok, but what's that more exactly? How can I try this ...
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Setting active window on Vim startup

I'm using MacVim with the Taglist plugin, which I want to be open all the time when I start MacVim. So in my .gvimrc I have the following :TlistToggle Which opens the sidebar when I load my MacVim ...
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Whats the difference between vi editor in Red Hat linux and Ubuntu?

I realize a difference in vi editor of ReD Hat and Ubuntu. In my company, I'm working in Red Hat. In that, the vi editing commands working as usual. Say, 'dd' to delete,'p' to paste, 'yy' to yank, ...
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Increase the space between lines in vim

I think the title says it all. I've done my homework and the only command that I found was: :set linespace=3 but it doesn't seem to work, neither on the Mac nor in Linux. Edit: In Mac OSX you can ...