Fwd: Re: Copying matched parts of lines
- Dang! Seems I sent this directly to Tim!
Please accept my apologies!
On 2013-03-26 16:58, Tim Chase wrote:
> On 2013-03-26 16:43, BPJ wrote:
>> Is it somehow possible with :g// to copy only the
>> matched parts of lines as with the -o option of grep?
> Not elegantly, but it can be done:
> :let @a=''|g/pattern/let @a=@a." ".matchstr(getline('.'), @/)
Thought: Could the part after the second slash somehow be wrapped
into a command and/or a function?
but can you pass around a register like that?
> (you can change the joining string from " " to "\n" if you want each
> match on its own line in the gathered results)
> This will accumulate the matches in register "a" for your pasting
> It will only do the first match, as you'd have to better define the
> behavior you want if there are multiple matches on the same line.
I think I sometimes would want them all, sometimes only the first.
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