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Using regular expressions in Vim

Feb 28, 2009, 01:34 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"First we need to use the "search-and-replace" command like we stated above:


"This is in more detail the command s (find and substitute), extended with "%" which tells it to look through the entire file. "exp1" is then replaced by "exp2", and "/g" in the end tells it to do it for all occurrences for every line.

"To boil the problem down, we first focus on what tells the line apart. We use "Play" as the command to tell the difference. We then search for "Play", and don't care about the rest, at least up until the thing we want to replace. This means we search for:"

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