134628Re: is there an easy way to merge many files into one with label?
- Nov 20, 2012On 11/17/2012 01:50 PM, Tim Chase wrote:
> On 11/16/12 18:36, Ant wrote::g/^/-put=repeat('=',50)|+|exec 'read '.getline('.')
>> this one is something I need help in. Say I have thousands of
>> files and I wanted to concatenate them all into one. THis is easy
>> to do, I can just do it outside Vim using bash script "cat * >
>> allfiles.txt" or something.
>> But how would you concatenate heaps of files together, separating
>> them by its filename or some unique thing
> You allude to how you get the source of your filenames ("*" = all
> files in the current directory), so to do similarly in Vim, I might
> do something like
> :r! /bin/ls " on *nix
> :r! dir /b " on Win32
> :%sort " optionally sort, as dir/ls may not return sorted
> " though you could pass switches to ls/dir to sort
> :1d " delete the first blank line
> :g/^/-put=repeat('=',50)|+|exec 'read '.getline('.')
> " insert a divider of 50 "=" characters,
> " move back to the line with the filename,
> " read the file named on the given line
> This also has the advantage that, if you have the filenames in a
> file already, you can just use that, instead of reading the
> filenames into the file contents. In theory, the above should also
> work with subdirectories too if you need.
this is really nice to learn.
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