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created 2006 · complexity basic · author pulp · version 6.0
This function will extend the 'delete key' to delete trailing white spaces and empty lines at once. Leading blanks are preserved.
Tested with: Insert Mode, set virtualedit=all, set backspace=2, blanks for ident.
function! Smart_Del(...) let line=getline (".") let column = col(".") let part2= strpart(line, column-1) if part2 =~ '^\s*$' && part2!="" let part1= strpart(line, 0, column-1) call setline (".", part1) endif iunmap <silent> <DEL> execute "normal i\<DEL>\<Esc>" if column > 1 execute "normal l" endif inoremap <silent> <DEL> <C-o>: call Smart_Del()<CR> endfunction inoremap <silent> <DEL> <C-o>: call Smart_Del()<CR>