Re: Searching for single character without anything around it , possible ?
- On 31/07/10 10:34, Aaron Lewis wrote:
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> I've remembered that some implementations of RegExp has a '\b' sign ,
> e.g \bi\b means an character `i' without anything around it , does vim
> support it ?
> :help regular-expression seems to have that expression , but no much
> documents about it.
> Consider this: int i = 0 ; i< numOfServ ; i ++
> And i'd like to replace the single `i' with j , so i tried s/\bi\b/j/g
> , not working ? Or maybe something else , anyone could help ?
> Thanks in advance !
want; but \< means start-of-word and \> means end-of-word so /\<i\>/
would find the letter i (which is in 'iskeyword') with no other
'iskeyword' character next to it. Before it could be the start of the
line, or a space, a tab, a comma, a parenthesis, etc., or anything not
in 'iskeyword'; after it could be the end of the line, a space, etc.
If you want i alone on its line, then /^i$/ would match it ( ^ is
begin-of-line and $ is end-of-line). If you want either a space, tab, or
begin-of-line before, and a space, tab, or end-of-line after, then you
could match with /\%(^\|\s\)\zsi\ze\%(\s\|$)/ The latter can be
simplified to /\_s\zsi\ze\_s/ if your "lone i" can be neither the first
character of the file nor the last character on a file with no
end-of-line on its last line.
See :help pattern-overview -- the list continues until the next line of
equal signs across the page.
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