[SATLUG] hex replacemnent in vi

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Sat Nov 8 14:09:48 CST 2008


Robert, thanks! I forgot the ctrl - v  - I must be getting into these senior moments :-)

-b.
> 
> On Sat, Nov 8, 2008 at 12:02 PM, Borries Demeler
> <demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu> wrote:
> > One additional point:
> >
> > when I use sed on the command line it works like I would
> > expect it, just not when I use it as a command from within vi:
> >
> > sed 's/\xA0//g' in_file > out_file
> >
> > strips 0xA0 from 'in_file' as I would expect it, but not in vi.
> > What am I doing wrong?
> >
> > -b.
> >
> >> How do I replace a hex character in a text file with vi?
> >> Normally, to globally replace a string I do:
> >>
> >> :%s/string1/string2/g
> >>
> >> But how do you represent the string if it is not an ASCII character,
> >> but some binary code in the file, say 0xA0 (octal: 240, decimal: 160)?
> >>
> >> To get rid of it, I tried:
> >>
> >> :%s/0xA0//g
> >>
> >> or
> >>
> >> :%/\xA0//g
> > I meant to write:
> >
> > :%s/\xA0//g
> >>
> >> but that didn't work. Suggestions?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> -b.
> >>
> >
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> date	Thu, Dec 20, 2007 at 4:04 PM
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> > I accidentally typed "Ctrl - c" instead of "Ctrl - v". I apologize for=20
> > adding confusion to your problem.
> >
> > -Kase
> 
> Bingo!! That did it :-)
> Thanks so much for helping me through it - problem solved!
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