• Zach Pfeffer

Remove Timestamps From Linux boot logs with Vim

This line replaces the values between [ and ] with white space.

:%s/\(\[\).*\(\]\)/\1 \2/g

% - find a replace on every line

s - search and replace

\(\[\) - select the first bracket, can then refer to it with \1

.* - all characters

\(\]\) - select the second bracket, can then refer to it with \2

g - replace all instances on a line

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