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Re: emacs guy needs vi hack

On Mon, Jul 09, 2001 at 08:51:20AM -0500 or thereabouts, Danny Sauer wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 09, 2001 at 07:42:45AM -0700, Robert Threet wrote:
> > Arrrgh!  I removed emacs (due to drive space and
> > because I use pico most of the time) and now I need to
> > delete the first 7974 lines of an 11,526 line file
> > (boy, is my finger tired).  I have a unique word on
> > line 7974...  I tried tail -n 3552 <file> but it
> > didn't work.  Evidently, it can only go back so far...
> >  I know you can do this in vi but if it takes me much
> > longer to find out I may as well go back to hitting
> > "dd dd dd dd...".  :-)

> Move to the top line
> type "d 7973 j" without the quotes and spaces
> enjoy the power and memory savings of Vi

Interesting, and it does work.  I learned just to type <esc>3552dd or 3552D
and it does the same thing.  Wonder what the j does?  For me, vi(m) is so
much faster keystroke wise, than emacs.  When using emacs, I use the viper
mode to emulate vim. 

Best regards,

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