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Old 03-01-2008, 09:35 AM   #1
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serch and replace in VI


Dear all,


I have a big file like which contains /mnt//oracle in most of the places .. I want to know in VI editor, can we search for the string // and replace with / ..such that mnt//oracle will become /mnt/oracle. I know to query for a word in VI.. but for a wildcard like this how to finf out and replace ?


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Old 03-01-2008, 10:06 AM   #2
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since when was that a wildcard?? maybe you mean a special character? anyway, just escape it with a \

:s/\/\//\//g
 
Old 03-01-2008, 02:03 PM   #3
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Shouldn't that be
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:%s/\/\//\//g
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