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Re: Conceal evrything but selection

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  • Jostein Berntsen
    ... Wow, this looks great and might be just what I need. Thanks! Jostein -- -- You received this message from the vim_use maillist. Do not top-post! Type
    Message 1 of 5 , Apr 13, 2013
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      On 13.04.13,12:46, Ethan Hereth wrote:
      > On Saturday, April 13, 2013, Jostein Berntsen wrote:
      >
      > > On 13.04.13,07:57, Ben Fritz wrote:
      > > > On Saturday, April 13, 2013 6:54:05 AM UTC-5, jostber wrote:
      > > > > I have not looked much into the conceal function, but it looks very
      > > useful.
      > > > >
      > > > > Is it possible to set it up so that it can conceal everything in the
      > > text
      > > > >
      > > > > except the selection by using a mappping?
      > > > >
      > > >
      > > > Yes, it's possible, but probably not too easy. Conceal depends on syntax
      > > highlighting which is mostly meant to be set up once and left alone. Your
      > > mapping could do a :syn clear and then set up a rule to conceal everything
      > > but a pattern match, though.
      > > >
      > > > Easier would be to use folding. Then you can fold away lines not
      > > matching the pattern. You'd still have the entire line text where the
      > > pattern matches, but with 'hlsearch' turned on, it's still easy to see
      > > where your match is.
      > > >
      > > > http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Folding_with_Regular_Expression
      > > >
      > >
      > > Thanks. I didn't get the fold search to work exactly as I wanted. Would
      > > have
      > > been interesting to what a conceal function might do here.
      > >
      > >
      > > Jostein
      > >
      > > Jostein, while this doesn't exactly answer your question, Christian
      > > Brabandt's Nrrwrgn plugin (https://github.com/chrisbra/NrrwRgn) does
      > > something like that. Thought I'd just mention it.
      >
      >
      > Ps. Sorry if this email is formatted oddly, I'm sending it from my phone.
      >
      >
      > Ethan Alan
      >

      Wow, this looks great and might be just what I need. Thanks!

      Jostein

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