I want to do something similar to this question VI (VIM): delete/change right to left? i.e. delete from the end of a line to the last instance of = in that line, which can be done using
dT= with the cursor placed at the end of the line.
However this and other such commands do not delete the final character of the line, so I have to add an
x to that command. I don't mind doing this, yet it seems surprising that vim wouldn't have a command to delete from the current character. Is there one that I just haven't been able to find?
if your cursor is at the end of the line, you could try
oh, didn't notice that OP wants to keep the '='. then:
Alternatively, you can:
This will let you move the cursor one characer beyond the end of the line. From that position,
dT= will work as you expect.
What about using
T=d$? would that work?
An alternative is to
:set virtualedit=onemore, such that you can do:
A bit more convoluted, but more powerful - I'm not sure if you intend to do one line at a time, or lots... use regular expression replace.
single line: ^ # go to beginning of line :s/=[^=]*$/=/ # remove everything after = whole file: :%s/=[^=]*$/=/gc # replace every instance in file, with prompts. remove c for no prompt.