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Re: column alignment ?

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  • Gary Johnson
    ... And if it s not a tab but is just a sequence of two or more spaces, you could convert those sequences to tabs as part of Chip s solution: use V+motion to
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 7, 2013
      On 2013-01-07, Charles Campbell wrote:
      > stosss wrote:
      > >I start out with this:
      > >
      > >text text
      > >more text more text
      > >still more text still more text
      > >
      > >I want to end up with this:
      > >
      > >text text
      > >more text more text
      > >still more text still more text
      > >
      > >I have no idea what help to look for or if this is even possible
      > >except for doing it manually. Is there a way to use a specific column
      > >on each line to accomplish this with maybe a s/search/replace/ ?
      > >
      > What separates the two sets of text?
      >
      > If its a tab, and using the Align plugin
      > (http://www.drchip.org/astronaut/vim/index.html#ALIGN):
      >
      > use V+motion to select lines
      > \tab

      And if it's not a tab but is just a sequence of two or more spaces,
      you could convert those sequences to tabs as part of Chip's
      solution:

      use V+motion to select lines
      :s/ \{2,}/\t/
      gv
      \tab

      The gv re-selects the lines.

      Regards,
      Gary

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