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strip_trailing_whitespace.vim : Strip trailing whitespace exactly the way this author wants

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created by
Tom Ryder
script type
This plugin provides a user command with the author's approach to stripping trailing whitespace from an entire buffer, including removing empty or whitespace-only lines at the end of the buffer, without making command noise and without moving the cursor from its current position.

This is a very commonly written and implemented plugin, but I wrote my own because I could not find a plugin that did this in exactly the way I wanted:

- Accept an optional range
- Strip trailing lines as well as trailing spaces
- Report what was changed, accurately
- Work with even very old Vim (>=6.0)
- Work with a single undo
- Don't move the cursor
- Don't change the search pattern
- Don't define an autocmd
- Don't force a key mapping
- Don't define a global function

install details
Drop plugin/strip_trailing_whitespace.vim in your ~/.vim/plugin directory. Add doc/strip_trailing_whitespace.txt in ~/.vim/doc if you want the help file. Otherwise, use your favourite Vim plugin package manager.
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package script version date Vim version user release notes
vim-strip-trailing-whitespace-2.0.2.tar.gz 2.0.2 2018-07-20 6.0 Tom Ryder Complete rewrite, accept range, define user command rather than plugin map
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