Command line: VIM

VIM: sorting and removing duplicates

There is one very useful command in VIM that allows to do both sorting of lines in current buffer and removing duplicated lines.

In order to do sorting type the following command:

In order to do both sorting and removing duplicates type the following command:
:sort u

Other useful options of :sort command:
:sort! – sort in reverse
:1,100sort – sort first 100 lines
:sort n – numeric sort (“20” goes before “100”)
:sort /{pattern}/ – sort based on pattern found in line (see an example here)
:help :sort – see help for sorting


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