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SU from within VIM

I can’t even count how many times I’ve edited a read only file in VIM, not even noticing the warning that pops up telling me so. Its a royal pain to type in thing twice, especially config changes. After a little looking around I found a way around it. Its not perfect and its not […]

July 28, 2008 | Computers | Comments Off on SU from within VIM

Tasty VIM Morsel

I just learned a nice little bit on using VIM and feel the need to share. When using vim you can insert the contents of command line output by using the :r! command. For example: :r! ls /etc/httpd would insert the directory list of the /etc/httpd directory. :r! cat file.txt would insert the contents of file.txt and insert it […]

September 26, 2006 | Computers | Comments Off on Tasty VIM Morsel

Getting to know vim

Since OS X brought Unix into my everyday life I’ve been fascinated by command line text editing. Mainly for remote tweaks and working directly on the server. However, the more I learn about vim the more I like it… vim is one powerful little editor. This is actually my second exploration into vim but I’ve […]

August 2, 2005 | PHP Scripting | 3 comments