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Re: [vox-tech] vim coolness - printing code
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Re: [vox-tech] vim coolness - printing code



On Fri 31 Dec 04,  9:44 AM, Matt Roper <matt@mattrope.com> said:
> On Fri, Dec 31, 2004 at 12:22:51PM -0500, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > On Fri 31 Dec 04, 12:07 PM, Peter Jay Salzman <p@dirac.org> said:
> > > 
> > > Or you could do this:
> > > 
> > >    1. Visual select the code of interest
> > >    2. Type:  "!enscript"  (no ':')
> > 
> >      3. Type" "u"
> > 
> > Ooops!  You need to type "u" to put the code back into the file.  Could be a
> > tremendous blunder if you forget that last step.  There's a few way to
> > eliminate that last step.
> > 
> > But I like the fact that no macro or configuration is required.  Is there a
> > way to pipe selected text *without* replacing the piped text with the output
> > of the pipe?
> 
> I think you can actually do this with the :w command by providing
> "!progname" instead of a file name.  For example:
> 
>     :w !enscript
> 
> In this case you do need the ":" at the front of the command.  Also make
> sure that the "!" is with the command name and not with the ":w" -- that
> would have a completely different effect.
> 
> 
> Matt

Very suggestive syntax -- this is like (:w)riting selected text to the pipe
to enscript, rather than replacing the selected text with the pipe output.

This would be cool to use when I want to format email with pr.

Thanks!
Pete


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