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How to remove all comments in a file


If you are ever stuck in situation where you want to remove all the comments regardless of what they are in a source file. Here’s a small command that you can issue in VIM. It is for pattern search and replace using regex.

Open the file in VIM then


Above command will look for anything after including the “//” characters which is basically a comment in C, C++, php and several other languages.