On 2013-02-16 12:28, Franco wrote:
> I use vim search (/) function quite a lot. Recently I started
> to use viewports; it is a real pleasure working with them, but they
> pose a problem to me.
I think by "viewports", you mean what Vim calls "windows" (splittings
of the current screen/application into what one might sensibly call
> I would like to be able to search for a word in /all open
> So let say I have viewport a, b (active) and c opened, and the work
> 'toSearch' is somewhere in c, by typing (just saying):
> > /%toSearch
> I would like viewport c to scroll appropriately to show me such
A couple ideas occur to me. You could do something like
which will enter each window/viewport, perform the search, then
continue to the next window and repeat. In this case, it happens to
be an Ex-mode search which will start at the next line (so if you
have a match after the cursor on the current line, it won't find
it). You can tweak that to get the more expected behavior by using
:windo norm /%toSearch
If you want to see *all* matches, you can use
(the first one numbers the lines, the second one just prints them).
The problem with this is that, if you have multiple windows/viewports
open on the same file, it will report each one individually, giving
Another possibility is to use :vimgrep which I just learned to use
within the last year and love the functionality. Especially on Win32
where the command-line grepping tools are far less useful than on
*nix systems. So you could do
:vimgrep /%toSearch/ pattern*.txt
to navigate the results.
Lastly, to get what you actually describe would take a little
scripting. You'd have to optionally remember your current window
number (":help winnr()"), then iterate over your various windows,
and, if a match is found, stop iterating (optionally jumping back to
the initially-saved window).
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