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head.vim : easy reading file head or tail, with file prefix 'head:', 'tail:'.

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created by
omi taku
 
script type
utility
 
description
Overview
--------
Open file with file prefix 'head:','tail:',
vim editor read file 10 rows from top, or bottom.
(for example, head:sample.pl, tail:somedir/app.conf)

command example,
  - Windows
  (within vim)  : :e head;TEST.txt
                : :e tail;TEST.txt

  - Mac OSX, Unix, Liux
  (command line): vim head:TEST.txt
                : vim tail:TEST.txt

  (within vim)  : :e head:TEST.txt
                : :e tail:TEST.txt


Installation
------------
1. Copy the head.vim script to the $HOME/.vim/plugin or
   the $HOME/vimfiles/plugin. Refer to the ':help add-plugin',
   ':help add-global-plugin' and ':help runtimepath' topics for
   more details about Vim plugins.
2. Restart Vim.


Usage
-----
(Windows)
:e head;TEST.TXT  |  display 'TEST.TXT' head. (default 10 rows read.)
:r head;TEST.TXT  |  read 'TEST.TXT' head, and insert at cursor position. (default 10 rows read.)
:w head;TEST.TXT  |  update 'TEST.TXT' head with current buffer. (default 10 rows replaced.)

:e tail;TEST.TXT  |  display 'TEST.TXT' tail. (default 10 rows read.)
:r tail;TEST.TXT  |  read 'TEST.TXT' tail, and insert at cursor position. (default 10 rows read.)
:w tail;TEST.TXT  |  update 'TEST.TXT' tail with current buffer. (default 10 rows replaced.)

(OSX, Unix, Linux)
:e head:TEST.TXT  |  display 'TEST.TXT' head. (default 10 rows read.)
:r head:TEST.TXT  |  read 'TEST.TXT' head, and insert at cursor position. (default 10 rows read.)
:w head:TEST.TXT  |  update 'TEST.TXT' head with current buffer. (default 10 rows replaced.)

:e tail:TEST.TXT  |  display 'TEST.TXT' tail. (default 10 rows read.)
:r tail:TEST.TXT  |  read 'TEST.TXT' tail, and insert at cursor position. (default 10 rows read.)
:w tail:TEST.TXT  |  update 'TEST.TXT' tail with current buffer. (default 10 rows replaced.)


Plugin Options
--------------
g:head_display_lines
  customize number of lines of file reading.
  below is setting example.

      :let g:head_display_lines = 30

  you will update this parameter by command 'Head',
  for example,

      :Head 30

 
install details
1. Copy the head.vim script to the $HOME/.vim/plugin or
   the $HOME/vimfiles/plugin. Refer to the ':help add-plugin',
   ':help add-global-plugin' and ':help runtimepath' topics for
   more details about Vim plugins.
2. Restart Vim.
 

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
head.vim 0.8 2008-02-29 7.0 omi taku Initial upload
ip used for rating: 18.206.194.210

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