Shravan Kumar Kasagoni

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Delete all lines in VI editor

Delete all lines in VI editor

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Follow the below steps to delete all the lines in a file (emptying file) using VI / VIM editor.

  1. Open the file vi <file-name>
  2. Press gg, this will move the cursor to the first line of the file.
  3. Now press dG, this deletes all the lines.
  4. Finally, type :wq to save the changes and exit from the file.

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