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I have an autocmd which removes all trailing white space on write:

The autocmd:

autocmd BufWritePre * :%s/\s\+$//e

For markdown files I need there to be trailing spaces.

I'm looking for something like this:

if [ ! -f *.md ]; then
    autocmd BufWritePre * :%s/\s\+$//e
fi
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    – Dom
    Apr 17 at 22:38

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You can simply do:

autocmd BufWritePre * if &ft!='markdown' | %s/\s\+$//e | endif

Rationale: you can't express a negative/exclusion in an autocommand pattern so the usual approach is to match on everything with *, and handle the conditional logic in the autocommand itself.

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    Apr 25 at 6:39

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