I was trying to find out if it is possible to give an ex command a list of lines instead of a range?

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From :h :range it doesn't seem possible to use a list of numbers as a range.

I think that what you are looking for is the global command (:h :global) which applies a command on the lines matching a pattern.

If you look at :h /ordinary-atom you will see that \%Xl allows you to match the line number X. So for example if you have the following buffer:


And you want to replace f by F on the first line you can do:


And if you want to do it on the first and third line:


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