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Old 01-18-2002
vi editor - ex Command help

:1,10 s/yes/no/g

this ex command will substitute yes with no everytime it is found within the first 10 lines of the file.


this ex command will substitute yes with no everytime it is found for the line where the cursor is on

my question is how could this substitution be performed on the whole file without knowing what the number of the last line is?


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Old 01-18-2002
I am so glad you asked!

here it is.

:g /yes/s//no/g

Thats it!!Smilie Smilie
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Old 01-18-2002
thanks for the quick response. i see it can't be done with substitution by itself. it needs to use the ex command global. no wonder I couldn't figure it out, i never look there (duh). thanks again.
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Old 01-18-2002
:1,$ s/yes/no/g
would also work. And % is a shortcut for 1,$ like...
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Old 01-18-2002
you guys are too fast. i was just about to say i found the 1,$. thanks again.
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