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Replacing a new line with new line

April 1, 2011

So, I recently wanted to replace add at the end of each line (for about 2000 lines) a “, . The vim control block was just not working to solve this problem.

What I ended up doing is trying to find a new line and then replace it with a : “, <newline>

Now, the way you would have thought the command to this would be is


but the weird thing is while the ‘find’ part of that string works fine, the replace part does not.

So the the real command should be


The ^M corresponds to the newline.

Note: ^M is not entered by actually typing those characters but by hitting the keys ‘cntrl V Enter’.

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