I was having to update some dates to change the format in a SQLite table, and when doing the replace, I thought this could be a useful tip and give a demonstration on how to do a global replace when some of the text contains /.
Below is the text and the code, I had already replace the first dates was is easy, however as there are / in the second date format you need to escape them first using a back slash \.
update tp_team_days set day = '2018-04-27' where day = '27/01/2018'; update tp_team_days set day = '2018-04-28' where day = '28/01/2018'; update tp_team_days set day = '2018-04-29' where day = '29/01/2018'; update tp_team_days set day = '2018-04-30' where day = '30/01/2018'; update tp_team_days set day = '2018-04-31' where day = '31/01/2018'; ~ :1,$s/\/01\//\/04\//g
So with the command above, you can see how to use the escape so you can change /01/ to /04/.
At first when you do this is looks daunting, but after a few goes it seems easier.
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