Vim remove trailing spaces

To remove all trailing spaces in vim, use the following command:

:%s/ \{1,}\n/\r/gc

Explained:

: - command
%s - entire selection
/ - separator
\{1,}\n - search for one or more spaces followed by a newline
/ - separator
\r - replace with a newline
/ - separator
g - global replace
c - confirm replacements (type y (yes) to confirm replacements)
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2 comments

  1. anonymous

    Why don't you use

    :%s/ \+\n/\r/gc

  2. anonymous

    @"Why don't you use"

    both work. which one reads more clearly?

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