vi question

Cameron Simpson cs at
Wed Jul 14 21:41:37 UTC 2010

On 14Jul2010 16:54, fred smith <fredex at> wrote:
| On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 10:26:25AM -0700, Mike Wright wrote:
| > Will somebody tell me the symbol to use for a linefeed in substitutions 
| >   as in
| > 	:s1,$#</tag>#</tag>linefeed#g
| in vi: ^V^M, or maybe ^V^V^V^M. Try the first then if it doesn't do what
| you want, try the second.

The former; Mike should get a literal ^M in the substiution command.

The latter (^V^V^V^M) I have used in macro definitions to get ^V^M into
the macro, to get the ^M when the macro runs:-)
Cameron Simpson <cs at> DoD#743

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