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137356Re: how to search backwards for consecutive lines

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    Apr 24 3:19 AM
      On 24 April 2013, Christian Brabandt <cblists@...> wrote:
      > (resent, because the original message seems to got lost)
      >
      > Hi,
      > suppose you have the following file:
      >
      > ,----
      > | 1
      > | 2foo
      > | 3foo
      > | 4foo
      > | 5foo
      > | 6
      > | 7
      > | 8
      > `----
      >
      > If the cursor is on line 1, I can jump to the end of the "foo" block by
      > using:
      > /^\(foo\n\)\+/e
      >
      > Is there a similar way when searching backwards (e.g. the cursor is on
      > line 8 and I want to jump to beginning of line 2)?
      > ?^\(foo\n\)\+ unfortunately jumps to the beginning of line 5. Can I make
      > Vim somehow behave consistent to the forwarding search?

      This seems to work for your particular example, but I'm not sure it
      is what you're looking for:

      ?^\(\nfoo\)\+?+

      /lcd

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