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Old 03-16-2004, 10:35 PM   #1
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Replace word in VIM

I want to replace a key word "BEGIN" to "LEFTCB", and "END" to "RIGHTCB" in a file by using VIM, so how to do it quickly?

Old 03-16-2004, 10:41 PM   #2
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I got it now.


r - range, can be:
nothing - work on the current line only
number - work on the line whose number you give
% - the whole file

a - argument, can be:
g - Replace all occurrences in the line. Without this, Vim replaces only the first occurrences in each line.
i - Ignore case for the search pattern.
I - Don't ignore case.
c - Confirm each substitution. You can type y to substitute this match, n to skip this match, a to substitute this and all the remaining matches ("Yes to all"), and q to quit substitution.
Old 03-17-2004, 01:28 AM   #3
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