Lot of times we Will be in a situation to find and Replace some characters in a file.
say my file contains
"apple" "mango" "orange"
and now i need to remove all quotes from the file , use the following substitution vi command
– press escape to move into command mode
1 – start range
2 – end range
s – substitution
” – the character that needs to be retraced. remember , whenever we are using a special character we need to precede it with back slash
now the file looks like
apple mango orange
hence the general pattern Will be
:start,end s/text to find/text to replace
another simple example