As an IT admin, one of the most common tasks you may need to do in vi on Cygwin is to remove a newline from text. vi is a powerful text editor, but it can be tricky to work with at times. In this article, we will go over how to remove a newline from text in vi on Cygwin.
The first thing you will need to do is open the file you want to edit in vi. To do this, open a Cygwin terminal window and type “vi [filename]”, where [filename] is the name of the file you want to edit. Once the file is open, you can start editing.
The next step is to find the newline you want to remove. To do this, press the “/” key and then type “^$” (without the quotation marks). This will search the file for any blank lines. When you are done, press the “Enter” key to exit the search.
Once you have found the newline you want to remove, press the “d” key followed by the “x” key. This will delete the line and remove the newline. If you want to delete multiple lines, use the “dd” command followed by the “x” key.
Finally, you need to save the changes you made. To do this, press the “:w” key followed by the “Enter” key. This will save the changes you made and the newline will be removed.
Removing a newline from text in vi on Cygwin is a relatively simple task. All it takes is a few keystrokes and you can remove the newline from any text file. It is important to remember to save the changes you made or the newline will remain in the file.