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Friday, March 06, 2009

How to find the line not starting with "X" in Vim

I don't know why but most of Vim's search examples say nothing about how to find the line not starting with string "X". Finally, I found how to do this. I.e. following line find anything not started from del:
^[^d][^e][^l].*
For people not advance in regex. The consecutive signs means:
  • ^ - a line starting with
  • [^d] - character other than d;
  • [^e] - character other than e;
  • [^l] - character other than l;
  • .* - any string (any character repeated any times).
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