Add a g at the end, otherwise it will only replace the first dot

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David

> On Feb 2, 2018, at 1:45 PM, Bernard Fay <bernard....@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I have a file with a bunch of lines like the following one:
> 
> AAE ..........................................Above Aerodrome Elevation
> 
> I would like to replace the dots by a single tab.
> 
> I tried the following substitutions but it does not work.
> %s/\.*/\t/
> %s/[\.]*/\t/
> 
> 
> vim keep seeing the dot in the s command as a wildcard even though it is 
> escaped.
> 
> Is there as way to do it?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
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