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Replacing Text in Vim

One feature of Vim is its ability to perform search-and-replace tasks with some complexity, using familiar sysadmin trappings such as `sed` and regular expressions. In this lab, you will put this into practice by making both mass and minimal changes to some provided code.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 15m
Clock icon Dec 29, 2022

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  1. Challenge

    Update Dockerfile

    Replace the appropriate instances of cloud_user with node at /home/cloud_user/app/Dockerfile.

  2. Challenge

    Update server.js

    Use Vim's search-and-replace capabilities to update the appropriate text to all caps in the console log; ensure no other instances of app and port are changed.

  3. Challenge

    Update todo.test.js

    Replace only the appropriate instances of test to lowercase. (The parameter test that website works should not be changed.)

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