In vim8, you can do:

:. term

to send the current line to execute in your terminal's shell (e.g., bash).

But how, in normal and ex mode, do you execute a single line that contains line continuations -- ie backslash characters (\) like the following?

curl 'http://localhost:8983/solr/films/select?q=*:*&rows=0'\

The following works but seems clumsy:

:%s/\\\n// | . term
  • 2
    just select the lines in visual mode, then :'<,'>term or use any other range – Mass Mar 30 '18 at 17:25
  • @Mass that works great "as is" (thanks!), but fails if I use tabs or spaces on subsequent lines: curl: (6) Could not resolve host: &facet=true and curl: (6) Could not resolve host: &facet.range=initial_release_date etc – mellow-yellow Mar 30 '18 at 17:45
  • are you sure that even works in bash? stackoverflow.com/a/7316194 – Mass Mar 30 '18 at 19:24

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