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vi editor doubt ?


how can i search more than one values in a text file opened in vi editor.

i.e, to do a forward search we use /searchstring and to do a backward search we use ?searchstring, but, how can i check more than one search string in a file, as we are doing in grep family of commands.

thanks in advance

- sri


  • abcabc Posts: 443Member
    bearing in mind you need to escape parantheses and the logical 'or':

  • ssvasanssvasan Posts: 101Member

    This option not working, it always displays pattern not found error.
    I want to check more than one string is it possible, but it is possible in grep, but within vi editor can able to check more than one search string ?


    - sri.

    : bearing in mind you need to escape parantheses and the logical 'or':
    : /(string1)|(string2)

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