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Re: [vile] Is there something special about J[oin], or "why can't I do t

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [vile] Is there something special about J[oin], or "why can't I do this?"
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 09:20:26 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 19 Aug 2008, Chris G wrote:

On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 12:26:21PM +0100, Chris G wrote:
I have a file which has a series of CRLF sequences in that I want to
change to a comma followed by a space.

When viewed in vile (as expected) the CRs appear as ^M so it seemed to
me that if I execute (on the command line, i.e. after entering :) the


I should get what I want.  However it doesn't work, vile doesn't seem
to accept the J, it just echoes it and then refuses to accept any more
input.  Why isn't J acceptable there and, more to the point, how can I
do what I want to do?

Oops, that ^M (a real CR) didn't work very well did it!  :-)

The command sequence I'm entering is:-


where the ^M above is actually entered as ^V^M.

...2nd reply (I'm slow).  The 'J' is a key-binding.  vile would be
looking for a name at that point (and almost all names are lowercase).
So a lowercase 'j' there would be the abbreviation for join.

Thomas E. Dickey

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