Using Vim as a diff tool

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Firstly I will start with why to not use diff. I am not suggesting a replacement, I have simply found that Vim offers a much better interface, that is available on most (*nix based) server environments for comparing and merging files side by side. Getting started vim -d file_original.txt file_new.txt Your tool of choice here [...]

Quick text replacement Vi tip

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This came about as i wanted to replace just a few lines of text in vi. Work out what range of lines to select :set number Find the lines you wish to modify 35 #Hosts per intl 36 192.168.0.22 uk.dev.site.com 37 192.168.0.22 de.dev.site.com 38 192.168.0.22 es.dev.site.com 39 192.168.1.92 it.dev.site.com 40 192.168.0.21 fr.dev.site.com Do the replacement [...]