> Just deleted some lines in a file and discovered this nugget which
> someone might find handy..
> Search for a word using the usual "/" way.
> Then, in command mode, press "d" to delete and type "/<RETURN>" and
> it'll delete to the next occurance of the previous searched for word..
> Of course, you could do "d", and then "/searchword" to delete from the
> current position to position of "searchword" too which is much the same.
> Makes sense since you can do dw,db,dk, etc..
Actually, this is part of a *really* powerful vi feature. You can
follow 'd' by *any* movement command and it'll delete the range covered
- between the point you start at and the point you end at.
dG delete from here to the end of the file
d1G delete from here to the start of the file
d} delete from here to the end of the paragraph
d5w delete 5 words
d20h delete 20 characters to the left
d/echo<RET> delete to the next occurrence of the word 'echo'
This also works for the 'y' command (yank) - 'd' is to 'cut' what 'y' is
vi is a *very* powerful editor; a lot more so than people give it credit
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