substitutes each occurrence of
bar on the current line.
fool around with a foodie
barl around with a bardie
If you leave off the last
/g, it will only replace the first occurence on the line. For example,
On the previous line would become
barl around with a foodie
performs the same substitution in lines 5 through 10.
performs the same substitution from line 5 to the end of the file.
performs the same substitution on the whole buffer.
If you are in visual mode and hit the colon, the symbol
will appear. You can then do this
and have the substitution occur within your visual mode selection.
is equivalent to the command above but asks for confirmation on each occurence thanks to the
/c flag (for "confirmation").
:help :s and
See also this section on command-line ranges.