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Old 08-16-2004, 05:51 AM   #1
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vi find

usually when searching we just use "/search_string"

but if I want to find a "\n" string, can't seemed to do so.

"/\n" will search for any place which have an "enter key"

anyway to find a string which compose of "\n"?
Old 08-16-2004, 06:17 AM   #2
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havent u tried with grep??
i dont understand what you want to do
Old 08-16-2004, 06:19 AM   #3
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The \<n\> search string (add a slash in front to actually use the command) is what is generated when I try to search for \n in a file. You know you can search for occurances of the word under the cursor just by typing an asterisk ( * ) in command mode, right?

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Try something like:

This also works with other characters that have special meanings in vi (like ^ and $).


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