I was looking for a way to align registers definitions like these:
#define REGISTER_XYZ 0x0001
#define REGISTER_A 0x0002
And I found this nice tip:
qa -- Record a macro in hotkey a 0 -- Go to the beginning of the line f= -- Go to the first equals sign 100i <Esc> -- (There's a single space after the i, and the <Esc> means press escape, don't type "<Esc>".) Insert 100 spaces 8| -- Go to the 8th column (sorry, you'll have to manually figure out which column to align to) dw -- Delete until the next non-space character j -- Go to the next line q -- Stop recording.
In my case I just replaced the “f=” with “f0” and “8|” with “33|”