Deleting every other Line in VI


 
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Old 09-02-2009
I guess u are looking for this command Smilie

sed -e 3,4d -e 7,8d filename.txt

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i guess u are looking for this command

sed -e 3,4d -e 7,8d filename.txt
# 9  
Old 09-17-2009
Use the ! command with a range to run an external command in vi and replace the buffer.

To delete every other two lines on a buffer in vi, use:

:1,$!sed '3~4d;4~4d'

To delete every other line (starting with line 1), use:

:1,$|sed '1~2d'
 
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