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How to represent a new line character in a regex in VI?

How to represent a new line character in a regex in VI?

How to represent a new line character in a regex in VI?

(OP)
Hey there VI gurus,

I want to globally replace all tilda characters with a new line character in a file I am working on.

I've tried :%s/\~/\n/g but all that does is replace the tildas with the letter n.

How can I represent a newline character in this replacement statement?

RE: How to represent a new line character in a regex in VI?

To add a newline character using VI regex

CODE

:%s/\~/^M/
ATTN: To achieve the newline ^M you must do CTRL-V [ENTER]

M. Brooks
http://mbrooks.info

RE: How to represent a new line character in a regex in VI?

(OP)
That worked like a charm, mbrooks. (resisting the urge to call you "Mel"!)

Thanks!!

RE: How to represent a new line character in a regex in VI?

No problem..  may the schwartz be with you!

M. Brooks
http://mbrooks.info

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