multi-line edit in vi
John M. Anderson
sontek at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 11:02:28 MDT 2008
On Wed, 2008-04-09 at 10:37 -0600, Wade Preston Shearer wrote:
> Is it possible to multi-line edit in vi?
What do you mean by this? Execute the same command on multiple lines
(like a search and replace)? If so yes, There are lots of ways to do
this... The first way is to do is use CTRL+V to move down all the lines
you want to edit and then type shift+I, and then after you edit the
first line it'll run the exact same command(s) on all the other lines.
Another way to do search/replace functionality is shift+V to make a
visual selection and then type :s/find/replace/g and it'll only run on
your visual selection (as long as you leave in the '<,'> section).
Hope this is what you were wondering.
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