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Re: vim7 vimgrep functionality question - recursive searches???

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  • Stahlman Family
    ... From: Bram Moolenaar To: Stahlman Family Cc: Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 3:55 AM
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 1, 2005
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Bram Moolenaar" <Bram@...>
      To: "Stahlman Family" <brettstahlman@...>
      Cc: <vim@...>
      Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 3:55 AM
      Subject: Re: vim7 vimgrep functionality question - recursive searches???


      >
      > Brett Stahlman wrote:
      >
      >> It does not appear that vim7's vimgrep command permits recursive searches
      >> to
      >> be specified easily when it is desired to search multiple subdirectories
      >> in
      >> a recursive fashion:
      >>
      >> e.g., there appears to be nothing analogous to a -R option, nor even
      >> the ability to use Vim's forward search capabilities (path_extra
      >> stuff); e.g., **/*.c or **3/*.h
      >
      > This is still something that is in the todo list. Ideally you would be
      > able to use "**" in every place where file names are expanded. Also for
      > a command such as ":next **/Makefile", that would edit "Makefile" in all
      > directories in the directory tree.

      Excellent! I'm assuming the expansion you mention will occur when hitting
      wildchar while typing an :e command as well. That would be extremely useful.

      Thanks,
      Brett S.

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