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jamesannan
post Feb 29 2008, 10:13 PM
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I would like to have a way of inserting the date in vim, in my own preferred format. I can use
:r !date
and get the standard date format, but when I try
:r !date +"%Y %m %d" or whatever, the % get replaced by the current filename.

Ok, this may seem like more of a vim question than a zaurus question, but all the stuff I find on the web refers to strftime which my vim (from here: http://sharpromfeed.home.linuxtogo.org/feed/) does not seem to have. I also see lots on the web about "escaping" various characters to stop vim substituting them (and I've tried a lot of random things) but nothing that appears to covers this situation. I'd be grateful fo a hint.

James
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alexl
post Jul 11 2009, 11:21 PM
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Escape the '%' characters with '\' and it should work, e.g.
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:r !date +"\%Y \%m \%d"
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jamesannan   Date Stamp In Vim   Feb 29 2008, 10:13 PM
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