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Posted on 1997-09-16
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Greetings

I am looking for a vi command to replace a string in my passwd file.
Eg.:
 .......:/home/username:bin/xsh ,I want to replace the dir. /home with
/export/home.

To change /home for eg. to /export I use the following command:
:g/home/s/home/export/, How do I change /home to /export/home

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Vulcan

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Hi,
   "/" is a reserved word .. so in order to say you want a "/"
you have to append "\" before it ... so "\/" is a "/"

:%/\/home/\/export\/home/g
or
:g/\/home/\/export\/home/

Regards,
Minh Lai

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