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SuperSub : Enhanced Substitute Command

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created by
Phil Miller
script type
SuperSub is an enhanced substitute command that can both replace multiple words in one line as well as multiple words in multiple lines.

Here are some examples:
My first name is Phil, my last name is Miller

Sure you could probably feed a simple regex into the standard substitute command for this one but you'll get the point

Issuing :S/Phil/John/Miller/Smith will change it to
My first name is John, my last name is Smith

Ok, so that's not very exciting so check out this. Let's say you have this piece of PHP code:
$contacts[1] = "Phil"

Simple right? Now you want five of them.

So you copy it five times:
$contacts[1] = "Phil"
$contacts[1] = "Phil"
$contacts[1] = "Phil"
$contacts[1] = "Phil"
$contacts[1] = "Phil"

Then you select all but the first row and issue this command:

And out comes this:
$contacts[1] = "Phil"
$contacts[2] = "Jessica"
$contacts[3] = "Joel"
$contacts[4] = "Phil"
$contacts[5] = "PorkChop"
install details
Just drop supersub.vim in your plugin directory.

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
supersub.vim 0.1 2013-09-11 7.0 Phil Miller Initial upload
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