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Re: [vox-tech] vim question: restoring search term after a mapping
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Re: [vox-tech] vim question: restoring search term after a mapping

On Mon, Jul 19, 2004 at 03:36:48PM -0700, Henry House wrote:
> I have some mappings in my ~/.vimrc:
> 	nmap =0 :.s/^\(.\+\)$/\\chapter{\1}/<CR>:noh<CR>
> 	nmap =1 :.s/^\(.\+\)$/\\section{\1}/<CR>:noh<CR>
> 	nmap =2 :.s/^\(.\+\)$/\\subsection{\1}/<CR>:noh<CR>
> 	nmap =3 :.s/^\(.\+\)$/\\subsubsection{\1}/<CR>:noh<CR>
> which work great, but with one annoying aspect: they replace the current
> search term. It is a bother to have to re-enter my search term (i.e., what I
> last entered into the / command) after every use of my handy mappings. Does
> anyone know a way to grab the current contents of the search-term register,
> save it somewhere, then restore it?  Note that I do not actually want to run
> a search again, just get back the saved search term so that the n command
> will work as expected the next time that I run it after using one of my
> handy mappings.

I think @/ might be what you're looking for.  See ":help last-pattern"
for details.



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