vim, an Extensible Editor

Manually converting 40 blog posts into markdown to re-import them into a WordPress blog was repetitive and slow. But that’s why I enjoy using vim, an extensible editor.

It lets me take repetitive tasks and chain them together into a single function. And I can script complex edits into one shortcut to make my workflow more efficient, like:

  • Combine multiple blanks lines into one
  • Generate slugs names from titles
  • Fix capitalization of titles
  • Execute a macro to renumber lists
  • Preform regular expression substitutions
  • Add or remove surroundings chars like "'()[]

Doing a little tool sharpening pays back in big time savings.

This project is maintained by zorab47