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Preview replace results in Neovim

There is an interesting option in Neovim called inccommand. It allows you see the live preview of your buffer after some command (i.e. replace).

To configure it add following to your ~/.config/nvim/init.vim:

set inccommand=nosplit
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Or if you're using ~/.vimrc to configure both vim and neovim:

if has("nvim") 
  set inccommand=nosplit
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Now, as you type %s/text/replace/before you hit Enter you'll see the live result of your command so you can cancel it by hitting Esc.

You can also set inccommand to split. In that case the result will be shown in a separate split pane.

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Sérgio Araújo

Could you tell us which colorscheme have you used on that screen capture on top?

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Konstantin Author

🌚 Friends don't let friends browse without dark mode.

Just kidding, it's a personal preference. But you can change your theme, font, etc. in your settings.

The more you know. 🌈