Numbering lines of pseudocode in Vim
Another short one today. When I write pseudocode that I want to share with
others, I like to number the lines so that I can easily refer to them.
In Vim this is easy thanks to the
Select the desired line to number and then type
:!nl. By default
nl uses tabs. I prefer spaces so I use
:!nl -s " " instead.
man nl details the other twiddling options that you may find useful.
Piping text blocks in vim through bash is a powerful method of text interaction.
Some other times I use it are to sort my #inclues and to evaluate simple math
Written on January 17, 2016