Smylers at stripey.com
Thu Apr 3 09:45:22 BST 2008
> --- Adrian Lai <perl at loathe.me.uk> wrote:
> > Try v$ to select to the end of the line.
> > Then :s/\%V:/ /g to do the actual replace.
> Why didn't this just stop the conversation?
You _do_ know which mailing list this is?
> It works great.
> And thanks Adrian. I've often wanted something like %V, but didn't
> know about it until now.
For what it's worth there's also \%# for the cursor position, so the
substitution can be done in a single command (no need to invoke visual
To replace all occurrences after the cursor position you want to assert
that each one is preceded by the cursor position (then anything at all);
so that occurrences don't overlap you want a zero-width look-behind
assertion for this, which in Vim is \@<= after the token in question,
But all those backslashes are make it hard to read; it's simpler to put
a \v at the start of the pattern instead:
Irritatingly though both this and the visual mode solution that Adrian
mentioned move the cursor to the start of the line (first non-blank;
same as pressing ^). Ctrl+O jumps back to where it was, but when the
substitution itself is sensitive to the cursor position it's suboptimial
for it to move.
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