How to delete empty line with vi

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How to delete empty lines with vi?

Just type this in:

 
<esc>:g/^$/d

NOTE:  This means that all the lines that just have a carriage return on them (NO Spaces), will be removed. 

If you want to remove lines with empty spaces as well:

 
<esc>:g/^ *$/d
Reading Time: < 1 minute

How to delete empty lines with vi?

Just type this in:

 
<esc>:g/^$/d

NOTE:  This means that all the lines that just have a carriage return on them (NO Spaces), will be removed. 

If you want to remove lines with empty spaces as well:

 
<esc>:g/^ *$/d

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