This solution works fine for two strings,but for three or more substitutions? I have tried

:%s:one:two:e | s:three:four:e | s:five:six:e

But the third line on this example remain the same

up vote 2 down vote accepted

You just forgot to place a % before your s command:

:%s:one:two:e | %s:three:four:e | %s:five:six:e

The % makes vim to search your whole text instead of just the current line.

Your Answer


By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.