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  • Marcin Szamotulski
    ... _s matches for space or the end of line: :help _s Regards, Marcin -- -- You received this message from the vim_use maillist. Do not top-post! Type your
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 28, 2013
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      On 22:46 Sun 28 Jul , Sven Guckes wrote:
      > * Ajabu Tex <ajabutex@...> [2013-07-28 22:30]:
      > > In an HTML file I want to solve the following task:
      > > for every and all the lines that end with '-<br/>' (without quotes)
      > > I want to delete the string '-<br/>' and
      > > join the line with the following one.
      >
      > :g:-<br/>$:s:-<br/>$::|normal gJ
      >
      > the :global command basically tags all lines
      > matching a pattern - and then the command after
      > is (:substitute) is executed for each tagged line.
      > the pipe separates from the next command which
      > ":join"s the current line with the next one.
      > however, the "join" command converts an EOL
      > into a space. the "gJ" command simply
      > joins without this conversion, but
      > as it is a command within "normal mode"
      > it requires the ":normal" workaround.
      >
      > see also:
      > :help :g
      > :help :s
      > :help :bar
      > :help :normal
      > :help gJ
      >
      > and maybe there is a way to re-use the pattern from
      > the global command within the substitution command.
      >
      > Sven
      >
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      A simpler way:

      :%s/-<br\/>\_s*//

      \_s matches for space or the end of line: :help \_s

      Regards,
      Marcin

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