I want to change :

int i = libfnc1();
float j = libfnc2();


int i = lib::libfnc1();
float j = lib::libfnc2();

using :s

I want to do somthing like :s/libfnc[0-9]/lib::**MATCHED**/g but I haven't found what to put in place of MATCHED


You can use either & or \0 for this:


See :help sub-replace-special for more details.

An alternative approach is to exclude the libfnc... part from the match, by ending the match with \ze:


This will search for the entire expression libfnc[0-9] but will only include the part before the \ze (in this case, nothing) in the replacement.

  • neither work :%s/libfnc[0-9]/lib::&/g just replaces the libfncX by lib::& so I think it's related to my dev environment (vim plugin for visual sutdio code)
    – startresse
    May 5 '20 at 14:39
  • If you're talking about VSCodeVim then yes, it looks like that doesn't support this feature. Not sure what to suggest about that, sorry. Maybe try editing in Vim! ;)
    – Rich
    May 5 '20 at 14:44

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