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basic Tip #1487: Spaces are my enemies..

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created:   January 23, 2007 23:43      complexity:   basic
author:   iGeek      as of Vim:   6.0

I have this document filled up with spaces, as lines, and blanks at the end of each line.

Eliminate empty lines: v/\S/d
Eliminate spaces at the beginning of each line: %s/\s\+$//
Eliminate spaces at the end of the each line:%s/\s\+$//

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Additional Notes

Anonymous, January 27, 2007 4:04
Is there any way to edit the tip,  I want to edit the beginning of line part..
salmanhalim@hotmail.com, January 24, 2007 21:47
The beginning pattern probably should be different from the ending one; remove the $.
Anonymous, January 24, 2007 23:09
It should be:

Eliminate spaces at the beginning of each line: %s/^\s\+//
stATistic.org, January 26, 2007 1:30
In addition, people who are doing lots of editing where spaces are important should read the help for the 'list' option. It displays $ at eol, ^I for tabs, and such. You can configure what characters it uses with 'listchars'.
stATistic.org, January 25, 2007 5:57
Just in case anyone is confused by the above, all of the suggested commands are : commands, not normal-mode keybindings. So you should do :%s/patterns// and :v/\S/d (note the leading colons). Missing the colons off would have hilarious consequences.
Anonymous, January 29, 2007 6:31
At this time, I do not believe there is a way to edit your tip.

Just make a comment to the tip.
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