Charlie Harvey

Vim tip — Preview webpage source

Here's a neat little trick for people who have a *nix setup, vim and lynx browser. I’ve remapped my F8 Key to use lynx to dump the nicely formatted source of a web page in a new window. Useful for testing if your site is working. In my .vimrc I added the following lines:

" split at the bottom of the screen
set sb
" map F9 to open the new window, and type the lynx command for you
noremap <F8> :10sp /dev/null<CR>:r! lynx -prettysrc -source http://
" well, you have to be able to refresh!
noremap <F5> :%s/.//<CR>:r! lynx -pretty<UP><CR>gg0"


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