I tried to replace if(cond1) with if(cond1&&cond2) in vim, so I typed the command


but the result is
if(cond1if(cond1)if(cond1)cond2) and not

What command should I actually use?


1 Answer 1


& in a replacement is a bit special:

magic  nomagic  action
  &      \&     replaced with the whole matched pattern      *s/\&*

But you can escape it with \:

  • it works, thanks a lot!
    – HaraInanba
    Sep 16, 2020 at 13:30

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