Say I have the following text open in vi:

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text [CURSOR]
of the  printing and ...

The cursor position is denoted by [CURSOR]

How can I delete the end-of-line that follows the cursor so that the next line wraps around?

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    help J, help join... im almost certain theres a dupe to be found somewhere.
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Commented Jan 21, 2019 at 3:28
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    Maybe not! Guess this will be my join dupe now.
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Commented Jan 21, 2019 at 3:31

1 Answer 1


In normal mode, use the J command. From the Ex command line, prefer join.

There are also variants, such as gJ.

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    Ahhh thanks ... I've been looking for this for like 20 years :/ Commented Jan 21, 2019 at 4:34

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