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vim_editorVI is a tool that a natural born geek must know and use. There are many times where VI is the only editor you have available. There are also times when it is the best tool for the job.

Recently I had a data file with phone numbers that were in the NNN-NNN-NNNN format, however we needed them to be in a NNNNNNNNNN format. easy enough to just replace the hyphen/dash with a null, right? Well…it’s never that easy. There were other fields that had hyphens (last name, addresses) that I did not want to touch. I could have spent a considerable amount of time importing into Excel, Read More »