Trying to remove newlines with a regular expression (not shift-j). I have one vim install where


works as intended, removing a newline from all lines containing 'conf'.
I have a second install where the same command has no obvious effect at all, other than highlighting the last character in the line.
Is there something that I can look for in the configurations to find out why one install is working as expected and one isn't?
Both installs are Linux, vim 7.4, 2013-08-10 build.

  • Is it possible the ignorecase setting differs between the two? (:se ic?)
    – DJMcMayhem
    May 16, 2019 at 15:15
  • Do they both use the same .vimrc and $HOME? You can get those values with :echo $MYVIMRC and :echo $HOME.
    – padawin
    May 16, 2019 at 15:17
  • 'noignorecase' is set in both cases. They don't use the same configuration files. Different users, different machines. I can echo out the contents of .vimrc and also look at :set all, but I'm not sure what I'm looking for. .vimrc is pretty bare-bones in both. May 16, 2019 at 15:23
  • Editing the same file? Sure of the fileformat (unix v. dos endings)?
    – D. Ben Knoble
    May 16, 2019 at 19:31


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