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Old 11-26-2002
vi, c/source/target g?

hi in vi, i have a file and i wanted to replace all wnix to unix. is the below correct.

c/wnix/unix g...

i have tried , and the above is not right...

# 2  
Old 11-26-2002
Try this.....

$s/wnix/unix/g this should do the trick.. ...

or you can

#sed -e 's/wnix/unix/g' oldfile > newfile
(made changes on 11/27/02 at 10:10am)

Last edited by buRst; 11-27-2002 at 11:12 AM..
# 3  
Old 11-27-2002
Actually, in vi it's:
# 4  
Old 11-27-2002
Sorry..... I guess in the excitement of my first post reply i did forget to test it proir to submitting reply.

thnx Perderabo and Congrats to you on the Unix.Com "Person of the Year Award kudos.......

Last edited by buRst; 11-27-2002 at 11:14 AM..
# 5  
Old 11-27-2002

this will change globally..

how about searching each entry and then deciding whether to change it? guess must be the option g?

# 6  
Old 11-29-2002
I'm not sure that I understand your question, but maybe:
is what you're looking for...
# 7  
Old 11-29-2002
okay, let me explain again...
i wanted to be able to change one word by one word if i wanted to
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