Re: Change highlighted pattern, don't move cursor/window
- Sven Guckes wrote:
>That doesn't seem to do it. It only highlights the next
> * Fred Ma <fma@...> [2004-02-01]:
> > When I use vim to search for a pattern with the "/", the
> > cursor moves to the next occurance, and all matching text is
> > highlighted. That's almost exactly what I want. I want to
> > provide a pattern to highlight from the command line, but I
> > don't want the cursor to move, or the window to scroll.
> sounds like you want "incremental search". see ":help incsearch".
occurance. Also, in order not to move the cursor, I have
to not complete the search command, which terminates even
> > I thought I could find where vim stores it's notion of lastI tried yanking a search expression into register '/', but
> > pattern searched for, but can't seem to find it.
> the last search pattern is in register '/'.
turns out that it's not possible (the help on registers).
Fortunately, I can assign to register "/", and it does
force highlighting of all text matching the new expression.
Thanks for the hint on which register to read up on.
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