For all of you out there who use vi on a regular basis . . . I recently needed to do a search and replace on a large document and needed to key off of the new line characters in the document.
After a bit of searching here’s what I found:
If you need to do something like, search for all new lines and add the new line plus "foo" do the following:
You get the ^M character by pressing ctrl-v and then hitting enter.