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renumber.vim : Egads! It's *another* renumber utility :-)

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created by
Neil Bird
 
script type
utility
 
description
This would seem to be very similar in function to Inc (vimscript #156) - I put it here mainly for posterity.

The main differences are that it will honour preceeding zeros (without assuming octal ... plus, 0 in hex numbers are honoured: "0x0001"), and it will 'tidy up' misaligned numbers, to a degree (only right-aligns ATM). It uses the location of the first number to determine the alignment location.

You may now renumber starting at the /bottom/ of a block with the 'r' (reverse) option.  Note that you still have a default increment of +1, so to renumber a block ending at '10' you need to change the last number in the file to "10", make your selection and "Renumber r s-1".

Renumber will also renumber days & months (e.g., Jan,Feb.Mar, etc.).  To renumber days, use the 'd' argument - for months, it's 'm'.

Use by selecting the block of text (visually, linewise or blockwise, etc.), then issuing:

:'<,'>Renumber

.. or some other range indicator.

Renumber will search the selection for a number (left -> right), and use that (hence use blockwise selection (<Ctrl-V>) to specify a column).  It will only edit numbers it finds in subsequent lines that have approximately the same position within each line.

You may pass in any arguments in any order:

a  - consider whole of line when searching for next number (even blockwise).
d - renumber with day names
m - renumber with month names
r - reverse block order: start renumbering from bottom of block upwards
sN  - [no space] use increment N (may be negative).

Eg.,

:'<,'>Renumber a
:'<,'>Renumber s4
:'<,'>Renumber a s-2
:'<,'>Renumber m s3
:'<,'>Renumber r s-1


Todo - add a left-justify option (probably '-').
 
install details
Put into a vim plugin directory somewhere.
 

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
renumber.vim 1.16 2005-07-14 6.0 Neil Bird A number of padding-related bug-fixes.
renumber.vim 1.13 2004-04-19 6.0 Neil Bird Fix bug when visual selection doesn't cover start of initial number (e.g., '456' of "123456".
renumber.vim 1.12 2004-04-19 6.0 Neil Bird Add support for renumbering hex values (0x1, 0x001, etc.).
Some more 'nasty' stuff, as vim can't convert dec->hex, so, unfortunately, this will only work with a perl-capable vim (you won't get any errors without perl, it just won't cope with it, as it didn't before).
You get a free global 'Dec2Hex' function, though :-)
renumber.vim 1.11 2003-12-04 6.0 Neil Bird Fixed bug - now correctly skips lines with no matching nos. to renumber
Also hopefully copes with lines containing mixtures of tabs/spaces, which cause havoc with visual-block column numbers.
I'm doing some quite dodgy stuff to fix that, so please let me know if it misbehaves.
renumber.vim 1.10 2003-05-21 6.0 Neil Bird - Wasn't matching preceeding '-'s as part of a number to replace.
- Added r[everse] option, to start renumbering from the end of the block.
renumber.vim 1.9 2003-03-31 6.0 Neil Bird Bug fix arg. parsing for negative renumbering (John Sumsion)
renumber.vim 1.8 2003-03-27 6.0 Neil Bird Bugfix the month/day stuff, plus a little speed optimisation.
renumber.vim 1.7 2003-03-26 6.0 Neil Bird Add 'renumber' of days-of-week and months-of-year (English only)!
renumber.vim 1.4 2002-03-12 6.0 Neil Bird Use col() instead of virtcol(), thus letting it work on lines containing <Tabs>!
renumber.vim 1.3 2002-01-23 6.0 Neil Bird Initial upload
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