[lug] control-v in vi with search and replace

Andrew R. Diederich diederic at boulder.net
Thu Aug 2 10:59:42 MDT 2001

I'm trying to clean up a script (the script command) with all the nasty
control characters that come out of it.  The string I'm trying to null is:
^[[13C  and the ^[ is a control-[.  I've been able to match the string
:m/^V^[[13C and it matches just fine.  However, when I try a search and
replace with it:
I get a Pattern not found - ^[[13C//g, which isn't what I want at all.

I have really good luck getting out carriage returns with :%s/^V^M//g, so
I'm not sure why the thing above doesn't work.

Any ideas?  I've looked a bit in my leanring VI book, but no joy.

diederic at boulder.net

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