[SATLUG] searching for a hexvalue with vi

Kase Saylor h_oudini at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 20 13:25:10 CST 2007


Kase Saylor wrote:
> Borries Demeler wrote:
>   
>>>> You can try
>>>>
>>>> :%s/xA0//g
>>>>
>>>> Where  is Ctrl-v.
>>>>
>>>> -Kase
>>>>
>>>>   
>>>>       
>>>>         
>>> That's strange, I typed ":%s/< C - V> xA0//g" (but without the spaces 
>>> between the 'C' and 'V'). I wasn't suggesting searching for "xA0", 
>>> instead in the search press Ctrl-c, then x, then 'A0'. I hope this makes 
>>> sense.
>>>     
>>>       
>> Sorry, not clear enough yet - what exactly are the key strokes?
>> :%s/Ctrl-c, x, A, 0 doesn't do it for me. 
>>
>> THanks!  -Borries
>>   
>>     
>>> -Kase
>>>
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>
> I just opened up a binary file (in text mode) and tried searching for 
> 'A0' first:
>
> :%s/xa0
>
> and it found 33 instances of 'A0' (displayed as 'A '). I then did a 
> search/replace or 0x99 for 0xA0:
>
> :%s/xa0/x99/g
>   
UGH! Why does < Ctrl - c> keep getting removed? It should have read:

:%s/< Ctrl - c>xa0/< Ctrl - c>x99/g
> And it replaced 33 instances. I then replaced 0x99 with 0xA0 and 33 
> instances were replaced.
>
> When you actually press Ctrl-c you'll see '^', then when you type 'a' 
> then '0', you'll see an 'A' and a ' '. When you press  x99, 
> you'll see ''. Anyhow, that seems to work for me. Perhaps you could 
> send a snippet of the file?
>
> -Kase
>
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