Comments on: My rediscovery of vi https://technology.amis.nl/2007/07/06/my-rediscovery-of-vi/ Friends of Oracle and Java Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:59:44 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: Ruben https://technology.amis.nl/2007/07/06/my-rediscovery-of-vi/#comment-4761 Sun, 08 Jul 2007 17:12:01 +0000 http://technology.amis.nl/blog/?p=2239#comment-4761 same regexp, with quantifiers:

%s!^\(\d\{2}\)\(\d\{2}\)\(\d\{4}\) \(.*\), \(.*\)$!\5\4 was born on \2/\1 in the year \3!

You’ll get lots of these :-)

best
Rubén

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By: Marco Gralike https://technology.amis.nl/2007/07/06/my-rediscovery-of-vi/#comment-4760 Sun, 08 Jul 2007 16:56:34 +0000 http://technology.amis.nl/blog/?p=2239#comment-4760 An old collegae of me (…Bruno…) was an real vi wizard, with just a few “small” statements he could re-arrange whole texts with newlines and breaks and don’t know what… The last line shown here was just peanuts to him…

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By: Patrick Sinke https://technology.amis.nl/2007/07/06/my-rediscovery-of-vi/#comment-4759 Sat, 07 Jul 2007 21:25:20 +0000 http://technology.amis.nl/blog/?p=2239#comment-4759 vi is the best editor ever, and you bring using it to a whole new level!

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By: Bruce Snyder https://technology.amis.nl/2007/07/06/my-rediscovery-of-vi/#comment-4758 Sat, 07 Jul 2007 16:51:17 +0000 http://technology.amis.nl/blog/?p=2239#comment-4758 Nice to see you rediscovered vi. Since you like vi, I *highly* encourage you to try VIM and its GUI-based counterpart, gVIM. VIM is like vi on steroids and is something I simply can’t do without. I’ve used VIM for over 10 years now and not a day goes by where I don’t use it for something. I am a developer and my biggest letdown in using the Eclipse IDE is the lack of good support for vi key bindings because, as you elude to above, they make you so incredibly productive. Sure, I’ve tried the VIM plugin, but it is less than optimal and in most cases a disappointing experience for the advanced VIM user. At any rate, VIM is available on many platforms and is something I’ve almost never been without. A day without VIM is a day of dancing between keyboard and mouse – ugh. How unproductive.

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