Solved

multipe search criteria in vi

Posted on 2011-03-23
5
370 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
I have a vi editor

Q1 I need to search text in a large file for multiple criteria like

date should be 03/23/2011 and text should be abc

:? 03/23/2011 abc

Q2. I want to search for last occurance of word abc in the vi editor
0
Comment
Question by:gram77
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 31

Accepted Solution

by:
farzanj earned 500 total points
ID: 35200970
Q1:
In the command mode:
Enter the following
:/\03\/23\/2011 abc


Q2:
In the command mode
G
:?abc
0
 

Author Comment

by:gram77
ID: 35201057
/\03\/23\/2011 abc does not work
0
 
LVL 31

Assisted Solution

by:farzanj
farzanj earned 500 total points
ID: 35201891
I am sorry, I mistyped it

/03\/23\/2011 abc

If that doesn't work

Try
/03\/23\/2011.*abc

Also try
/03.23.2011.*abc


All of the above should work
0
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:farzanj
ID: 35201924
For question 1:
If you are at the top of the file  (if not you can do 'gg'), or at the bottom of the file (or you can go to the bottom by pressing G)you can do

:?abc
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:gram77
ID: 35204882
excellent
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

The purpose of this article is to show how we can create Linux Mint virtual machine using Oracle Virtual Box. To install Linux Mint we have to download the ISO file from its website i.e. http://www.linuxmint.com. Once you open the link you will see …
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how we can upgrade Python from version 2.7.6 to Python 2.7.10 on the Linux Mint operating system. I am using an Oracle Virtual Box where I have installed Linux Mint operating system version 17.2. Once yo…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
In a previous video, we went over how to export a DynamoDB table into Amazon S3.  In this video, we show how to load the export from S3 into a DynamoDB table.

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question