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created 2003 · complexity basic · author Thomas · version 6.0


You can fold sequences of two or more empty lines (may contain whitespace) with these settings:

:syn match MyEmptyLines "\(^\s*\n\)\+" fold
:syn sync fromstart
:setlocal foldmethod=syntax

After entering the above, type zM to close all folds, or zR to open them.

If you have set 'foldcolumn' to more than 0 you can open/close the empty-line blocks by clicking the '+' or '-' with the mouse in the folder column.

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Thanks for the tip, it works indeed, but appears to be very slow. Hundreds of empty lines have been added on a file I must look at, but it takes 30s before I can view the result -any idea ?

Regards,

Greg

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