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Vim Easyalign Cheat Sheet in April 2024

Last Updated: 6 April 2024

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Command mode

Align by delimiters

:EasyAlign :       " preset characters (\=:.,&#|)
:EasyAlign |
:EasyAlign \       " \ means space

Align by regexp

:EasyAlign /[:;]+/

Specify which

:EasyAlign |       " align by 1st `|`
:EasyAlign 3 |     " align by 3rd `|`
:EasyAlign * |     " align by all `|`s

Add options

:EasyAlign * | l4r1

  l4     " lN - left_margin
  r1     " rN - right_margin
         "    spaces to the left/right of `|`
  ar     " a[lrc] - align
         "    align left/right/center
  dr     " d[lrc] - delimiter_align
         "    alignment of the delimiter itself

Spaces are optional

:EasyAlign * /[;:]+/ l3
:EasyAlign*/[;:]+/l3

Examples

:EasyAlign = dr (delimiter_align right)

apple    = 1
banana  += apple
cake   ||= banana

:EasyAlign : (for json or yaml)

url:      jdbc:mysql://localhost/test
database: test

:EasyAlign *| (markdown tables)

| `<Enter>` | right align                   |
| `1`       | on 1st occurrence             |
| `2`       | on 2nd occurrence (and so on) |

Interactive mode

| {Visual} | activate for selection |
| ga {motion} | activate for motion/text object |
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Then press options (if available), then a delimiter.

Interactive mode options

| | Set alignment |
| <ctrl-l> 4 ⏎ | Set left_margin (to the left of the delimiter) |
| <ctrl-r> 4 ⏎ | Set right_margin |
| | no margin |
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Example

  • gaip <ctrl-l> 8⏎ = - puts 8 spaces before the equal sign

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