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How to replace String "a" with String "b" in whole file of
the vi editor?

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How to replace String "a" with String "b" in whole file of the vi editor?..

Answer / mukesh nagora

:%s/a/b

Is This Answer Correct ?    41 Yes 6 No

How to replace String "a" with String "b" in whole file of the vi editor?..

Answer / debjyoti mukherjee

:g/string1/s//string2/g

ex:
:g/a/s//b/g

Is This Answer Correct ?    45 Yes 15 No

How to replace String "a" with String "b" in whole file of the vi editor?..

Answer / kasani

:%s/a/b/g

where a is old string
b is new string

Is This Answer Correct ?    22 Yes 3 No

How to replace String "a" with String "b" in whole file of the vi editor?..

Answer / bhargav

:%s/a/b/g

Is This Answer Correct ?    10 Yes 2 No

How to replace String "a" with String "b" in whole file of the vi editor?..

Answer / jp

The answer given by Mukesh would only change the first word
in each line.
So change has to be global... so add /g to it.

Is This Answer Correct ?    8 Yes 2 No

How to replace String "a" with String "b" in whole file of the vi editor?..

Answer / srikanth

suppose from begin to end

:1,$s:/a/b/c:/e/f:g

Is This Answer Correct ?    7 Yes 2 No

How to replace String "a" with String "b" in whole file of the vi editor?..

Answer / gaurav verma

:1,$ s/a/b/g

Is This Answer Correct ?    0 Yes 0 No

How to replace String "a" with String "b" in whole file of the vi editor?..

Answer / unknown

:m,n s/a/b/g

Is This Answer Correct ?    0 Yes 0 No

How to replace String "a" with String "b" in whole file of the vi editor?..

Answer / deepti

current path= /a/b/c/ -- new path= /e/f/

:%s/a\/b\/c/e\/f

Is This Answer Correct ?    1 Yes 2 No

How to replace String "a" with String "b" in whole file of the vi editor?..

Answer / nikhil vasishta

try this.
current path= /a/b/c/ -- new path= /e/f/

:%s/a\/b\/c\//e\/f\//g
where g = global (wherever the current path comes it will
change it to new path).

Is This Answer Correct ?    4 Yes 7 No

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