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Old 03-28-2004, 02:01 AM   #1
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Arrow Wanna change my VIM configuration


I wanna change my vim configuration so that every time i open
a new file with vim saying vim 1.c ..The first few lines should
be as

* Something Here
date created and las modified date
and about the information of the file like no of lines etc...

ANy help will be greatly appreciated

Thanks in anticipation
Old 04-19-2004, 08:24 AM   #2
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How about writing a small bash script to write the stuff with 'date' and 'wc' and so on and then putting a thing in .vimrc to append it to the top of every file. Just a thought, have never done anything like.

Old 04-19-2004, 10:22 AM   #3
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Here's a start:
touch && chmod 0755
then put the following in that file:
for filename in $*
    echo "/* this comment at the top" >> $filename
    echo "   this one too!" >> $filename
    echo "   the date is `date`" >> $filename
    echo "*/" >> $filename

Last edited by johnMG; 04-19-2004 at 10:27 AM.
Old 04-19-2004, 08:29 PM   #4
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echo "/* comment one " > $1
echo "*  date created: `date`" >> $1
echo "*  comment last */" >> $1

vi $1
but only works on first file.

Last edited by naflan; 04-19-2004 at 08:32 PM.
Old 04-19-2004, 09:34 PM   #5
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You could try adding this to your .vimrc:
autocmd BufNewFile *.c 0r!new_c_file
and adding this file (named new_c_file in my example) somewhere in your PATH:
echo -n "/*
 * Hello, I'm a new C file
 * Begin date: "
echo " */"
This only inserts the text when you're editing a *new* (previously nonexistant) file ending in .c

The manual suggests putting autocmd! before the autocmd line in your .vimrc, as there are apparently circumstances where the .vimrc could be sourced twice. autocmd! drops all previously set autocmds so you don't set one up twice.


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