Remove Trailing Whitespace With Vim

Posted By Weston Ganger

Vim is awesome and it can remove all trailing whitespace automatically.

For the Current File:


If you want to get Vim to remove all trailing whitespace whenever you save the file you can add an auto command to your ~/.vimrc

# on every file save
autocmd BufWritePre * :%s/\s\+$//e

# on certain file extension
autocmd BufWritePre *.rb :%s/\s\+$//e

# on certain file types
autocmd FileType ruby,php,java autocmd BufWritePre <buffer> :%s/\s\+$//e

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Article Topic:Software Development - Linux

Date:April 29, 2015