Hot tip for vim users: highlight spaces at end of lines

Chris Sherlock chris.sherlock79 at
Wed Dec 30 17:38:03 PST 2015

Hi all, 

Quick tip I’d like to share - every now and then I accidentally add a space on the end of lines of code. 

You can highlight this occurring in vim by adding the following to your .vimrc file:

highlight ExtraWhitespace ctermbg=red guibg=red
match ExtraWhitespace /\s\+$/

Probably most vi/vim users know this, but to remove newlines, you can use the following:

:%s/ \+$//g


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