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Is there a way to sort a list (single column, each item separated by \r) in the buffer using just vim?

  • @Nobe4, really? help list-functions. – romainl Aug 22 '15 at 14:31
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You can use the built-in sort utility:

:sort

Or pipe the buffer to an external Unix command:

:%!sort

For more info and options see :help :sort and man sort.

  • Neat I didn't know you could pipe the contents of a buffer to a command! Thanks man! – leeand00 Aug 21 '15 at 16:33
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    That's one of Vim's superpowers. If you use it, Unix is your IDE. – zool Aug 21 '15 at 16:38
  • :sort works on the whole buffer by default so you can leave out the %. – romainl Aug 22 '15 at 14:33

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