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Re: command works interactively but does not work in script

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  • Tony Mechelynck
    ... In addition to :help -S which corresponds to what Ben said, see also ... batch mode. Best regards, Tony. -- Isn t it strange that the same people that
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 30, 2010
      On 12/12/09 23:20, Uday K2 wrote:
      > Hello,
      >
      > I am using VIM (version 7.1) on a SUN (UNIX) machine.
      >
      > The following command works when I type it interactively
      > but fails when I keep it in a script and use vim -s option.
      >
      > The command is:
      > :g/^{\s*$/normal ^maf{%mb:'a,'bs/,//g/^M
      > [Please note that the ^M is actually Cntrl-M or "Enter" key
      > which I got by typing Cntrl-V<Return>]
      >
      > The above command typed interactively works perfectly.
      >
      > All the command is trying to do is delete all the commas
      > within all the "{}" blocks of a given file. Other commas have to
      > be kept. Just commas with in the "{}" blocks need to be
      > deleted.
      >
      > When I store the above command in a script file, and use
      > vim -s<script> <datafile>
      > command, it does not do anything. It just searches for the
      > grepped pattern. That is all.
      >
      > Also, is there any way to run VIM scripts in a non-interactive
      > or batch mode. Please let me know.
      >
      > Thanks,
      > Uday K2
      >

      In addition to :help -S which corresponds to what Ben said, see also
      :help -s-ex which discusses the -es (or -e -s) switch to start Vim in
      batch mode.

      Best regards,
      Tony.
      --
      Isn't it strange that the same people that laugh at gypsy fortune
      tellers take economists seriously?

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