Unix Tip #4599- October 14, 2014


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WHERE ARE THOSE PARENTHESES?


Do you ever lose your way in multiple levels of parentheses
or braces? If you program in Perl or C, you know what I
mean. Let the vi "%" command help you. Move the cursor to
a parenthesis or brace and type %. vi will move the
cursor to the corresponding character. Hit % again and vi
will return to the original parenthesis or brace.

For extra power, issue "/{" to find the first open brace.
Hit "%" twice to find the corresponding brace and return.
Hit "n" to find the next open brace. This allows you to
zip through the file checking your program structure.

It makes you feel sorry for Windows-based editors!



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