created 2006 · complexity intermediate · author Marian Csontos · version 5.7
Do you ever wanted to append lines from various sources (or to copy data from some application without any reasonable export method) to one file?
Here is a pretty simple solution for Vim. Just copy all you need to the clipboard and Vim can do the rest.
First you need to start Vim, open desired buffer (named buffer required as script do autosave) and run TrackClipboard function:
The function monitors the clipboard; when it is changed, add data to clipboard (or do whatever you want).
function! TrackClipboard(delim) let timer1 = 0 let temp = @* while @*!='EOF' if temp != @* let temp = @* $put =a:delim $put =temp else " autowrite and redraw every cca 5s let timer1 += 1 if timer1 >= 100 if &modified write redraw endif let timer1 = 0 else sleep 50ms endif endif endwhile endfunction
- contains a greatly enhanced plugin that is based on this tip. It offers feedback on the number of captures, trimming of white space, append as well as prepend not just to the end of the buffer, arbitrary delimiters and many configurable defaults.