Pro Vim pp 145-165 | Cite as

Search and Replace

  • Mark McDonnell


One of the cornerstones of a solid text editor is the ability to find files and content and to replace the latter with new content. Many editors provide a GUI abstraction on top of underlying code that implements the search criteria for you. Vim doesn’t try to hide it and, instead, exposes it to you via the COMMAND-LINE mode.


Regular Expression Search Pattern Visual Selection Multiple File Location List 
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© Mark McDonnell 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark McDonnell
    • 1
  1. 1.EssexUnited Kingdom

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