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Linux.com: Vim Tips: The Basics of Search and Replace

Jun 29, 2006, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"Vim beginners may be puzzled when it comes to doing search and replace operations in Vim. The syntax can be a bit arcane, but after you've practiced, it becomes second nature. Let's take a look at how easy it can be.

"Let's start by looking at searches and doing search and replace operations within Vim. You can do a search in normal mode by using /searchstring. This will search forward through the file for searchstring. Likewise, running ?searchstring will search backwards through the file..."

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