Finding regular expressions (such as variable names) in Vim
I often find I need to scan through my code to remember all the places an
identifier such as a C variable or structure is used. One way to do this in Vim
is to use the :grep command. In this demo, I'm looking for all the occurrances of
the global variable M_is_pfunction_fitting.
The basic sequence in the demo is:
I yank the variable into the buffer with 'yW'
I grep for the variable I just yanked with ':grep ^R0'
Once the grep has processed, I jump to the next instance several times
using 'gn' (this is a custom mapping on my system)
I look in the results list to see a list of all the grep results using