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138482Re: find and replace with sequential numbers

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  • Tim Chase
    Jul 12, 2013
      On 2013-07-12 19:05, Paul Isambert wrote:
      > Chris Lott <chris@...> a écrit:
      > > I have a document with the following kind of text:
      > >
      > > ## 3. foo
      > >
      > > various text here
      > >
      > > ## 1. foo
      > >
      > > more text here
      > >
      > > What I would like to do is search for all the headers (## X. etc)
      > > and replace them with the proper sequential numbering. How do I
      > > approach this?
      > I’m sure some “vizard” can do the same without using a counter like
      > a:count (and, of course, with :substitute).

      I'm pretty sure it requires a counter, but it can be done with
      a :substitute command and a helper function:

      function! Add()
      let b:counter += 1
      return b:counter

      :let b:counter=0 | %s/## \zs\d\+\ze\./\=Add()

      This also give you pretty easy access to change the starting index,
      and if you wanted to pass an increment-amount to Add(), it could be


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