Re: search/paste question
- Tim Chase wrote:
>> I see you can "/text" to search, and do "*" to find the nextSimilarly, after a yank, you can use Ctrl-R on the command-line to put the
>> occurrence of the word under the cursor, but how do you paste
>> text that you've just yank'd, into the search line after you
>> press / without using the mouse?
> You can use control+R followed by "/" to insert the text of the
> last search.
> :help i_CTRL-R
> :help c_CTRL-R
> (both are pretty much the same, as it works in both insert mode
> and command-line mode). This allows you access to any of vim's
> registers from insert mode or command-line mode--not just the
> search, but the file-name, the a-z registers, etc.
> :help registers
> Note that when you shift from using "/text" to using "*", you'll
> get a subtle shift in your search pattern, as "*" tacks on "\<"
> and "\>" around your word to ensure a whole-word pattern. These
> extra characters are part of the search pattern and will thus be
> included/pasted when you use the above control+R/ method. You
> may want to use n/N for searching for the next/previous instance
> of your pattern instead.
yanked value there (Ctrl-R " for the default register, or Ctrl-R followed by
the register name if you yanked into a named register).
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