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Using vi, I need to search for all occurances of 8585 and replace it with 8586 in a single command

How can I do this?

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:1,$s/8585/8586/g
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To explain:
1,$ = from line 1 to end of file

s/8585/8586/ = substitute 8585 with 8586 . The / char can be replaced by almost any other character - some people prefer #, for example, especially when manipulating paths in a file

g = global ie it will change all occurences of 8585 if there are more than one occurence on a single line
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:%s/8585/8586/g

2 characters less :)

% means every line in the file
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