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I want to substitute all cygdrive/e with cygdrive/d using vim. But I can’t get the matching pattern correctly. Here is my command:

s/cygdrive\/e/cygdrive\/d/g

it doesn’t work. Can anybody show me what is wrong?

Thanks,

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vim allows you to specify the delimiter.. (First character after s is the delimiter)

s/cygdrive\/e/cygdrive\/d/g 

using line range argument .. and # as delimiter

ESC:
:1,$    s#/cygdrive/e#/cygdrive/d#g 

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Your search pattern and replacement string look fine.

Make sure you are in ex mode when you try it.

So press ESC, then : and then

%s/cygdrive\/e/cygdrive\/d/g

But if you want all he replacements in just the current line you can do:

s/cygdrive\/e/cygdrive\/d/g

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You have to escape the special character
like this
s/cygdrive\/e/cygdrive\/d/g

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