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[address1 [, address2 ]]g

Paste the contents of the hold space (see h and H ) back into the pattern space, wiping out the previous contents of the pattern space. The Example shows a simple way to copy lines.


This script collects all lines containing the word Item: and copies them to a place marker later in the file. The place marker is overwritten:

/<Replace this line with the item list>/g

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