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# 8  
Old 09-09-2009
Hi Peterro!
I'm beginner, and use gvim version for Windows and my english is also not very good.
I do not know if the original question was clear, but I need of a script to search a word and replace with one character repeated any number of times. Example: replace "txt" for "|" repeated about 500 times.
The proposed solution solves the problem, however it is not very flexible.
# 9  
Old 09-09-2009
What scripting language would you be using and on what platform?
# 10  
Old 09-09-2009
I use Windows XP SP3. As for language, is the own gvim.
# 11  
Old 09-09-2009
Sorry, gvim is an app/editor and not a shell scripting language though you can do a lot with it. You may want to look into installing cygwin to get ksh or bash onto your box to have a scripting environment along with other tools such as sed/awk/grep etc. With something like that the scripting is fairly simple to do what you want. Once you get a scripting environment in place, some searches on this site should easily find examples of things similar to what you're trying to do.
# 12  
Old 09-10-2009
Thanks for the help Peterro, I will study more about it.
# 13  
Old 09-10-2009
echo enter the value of n
read n
char=X
while [ $n -le 0 ]
do
char=X$char
n=`expr $n - 1 `
done
sed -i 's/A/$char/g' your_file >> temp ; mv temp your_file

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