Vim Kung-Fu

Tom H tomh0665 at
Sun Oct 17 05:26:25 UTC 2010

On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 1:02 AM, Christopher Lemire
<christopher.lemire at> wrote:
> My contacts list in google (used for most google web apps, google
> voice, gmail, etc.) is very messy. I could edit it through google on
> the web, but that is tedious. I exported the contacts list in all 3
> available formats. None are very readable or understandable. I'd like
> to edit with vim (mostly in command mode) one of these files, and then
> import it back into Google. I googled "edit cvs OR vcf with vim" and I
> came up with unrelated search results, mostly CVS as in Control
> Version System. Any thoughts? How can this be done?

It's not cvs but csv as in comma-separated values.

It might be easier to edit one of the csv files in OO, or at least
prep it in OO because you probably have many unused fields/columns and
then edit it with vi.

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