In vi, how can I perform a global search and replace?
To perform a global search and replace in vi, use the search and replace command in command mode:
% is a shortcut that tells vi to search all lines of
the file for
search_string and change it to
replacement_string. The global
g) flag at the end of the command tells vi
to continue searching for other occurrences of
search_string. To confirm each replacement, add the
c) flag after the global flag.
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Last modified on 2008-08-22.
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