Find and replace can be a godsend when you need to make the same text change multiple times. Let’s hope though that it isn’t multiple string/integer/etc. literal changes because that wouldn’t be very efficient coding – as in not DRY.
To do a global (within the current buffer) find and replace you issue the following:
:– issue VIM command
%– the buffer in the current window
g– replace every instance found
If you would like to find and replace within a selection, enter visual mode, make a selection and type:
And that’s it!