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Re: Delete lines matching expression?

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  • Tim Chase
    ... If you do need confirmation, you can do ... If you don t need confirmation, Chris gave the standard solution, except that the % is optional since :g
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 10, 2013
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      On 2013-09-10 07:21, Chris Lott wrote:
      > > For example, replace all lines containing test to nottest:
      > > :%s/test/nottest/c
      > > Instead, is there some way to delete all lines containing test,
      > > with confirmation?
      >
      > Not sure about the confirmation step. This kind of things works for
      > the deleting of lines matching a pattern "test":
      >
      > :%g/test/d

      If you do need confirmation, you can do

      :%s/.*test.*\n//\c

      If you don't need confirmation, Chris gave the standard solution,
      except that the "%" is optional since :g defaults to the whole file.

      For the record, the :g command can be inverted to delete every line
      that *doesn't* match "test" by using

      :v/test/d

      -tim




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