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Old 8th December 2016
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Default flags in vi's man page

Good evening.
Reading vi's man page of 5.9 release I'm not able to find the possible values of flags in some vi/ex commands.
For example, the ex s[ubstitute] command has the form

[range] s[ubstitute] [/pattern/replace/] *[options] [count] [flags]

In Internet I found some esamples and the possible values "g", for "global", and
perhaps "c" (I'm not shure) for "confirm".

Is there a list of all possible values in any man page?
Thanks in advance.
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The man page states that it isn't a complete Nvi reference.

There was a Vi reference document in section 13 of the Unix User's Supplemental Documents (USD) collection, which various Unix systems included (under /usr/share, typically). This reference was never included with OpenBSD.

That said, the Nvi source tree came from NetBSD, and the reference document still exists in the OpenBSD CVS repository from that initial import 21 years ago.

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To my knowledge, the flags are g: global, c: confirm, and i: ignore
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Thank you jggimi, your answers are always ready.
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Vim isn't (n)vi, but its documentation does record vi compatibility reasonably complete. From :help s_flags. All the flags that aren't marked as "not in Vi" are:

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[c] Confirm each substitution.
[g] Replace all occurrences in the line. 
[n] Report the number of matches, do not actually substitute. 
[p] Print the line containing the last substitute.
[#] Like [p] and prepend the line number.
[l] Like [p] but print the text like :list.
I would expect these to work in nvi as described.
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Thank you Carpetsmoker and excuse me for my late answer;
I don't log very often.
I will try as soon as possible.
Have a nice day.
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