Replacing text in vim can be quite frustrating especially since it doesn't have
live feedback to what is changing. Today I was watching Josh Branchaud's
Vim-Unalphabet series on Youtuve and realized that his vim was doing this and I
had to have it.
I had to do a bit of searching and found a great post from vimcasts that shows exactly how to get the live search and replace highlighting using
'inccommand' 'icm' string (default "")
"nosplit": Shows the effects of a command incrementally, as you type.
"split" : Also shows partial off-screen results in a preview window.
Works for |:substitute|, |:smagic|, |:snomagic|. |hl-Substitute|
If the preview is too slow (exceeds 'redrawtime') then 'inccommand' is
automatically disabled until |Command-line-mode| is done.
I believe that this is a neovim only feature, add it into your
~/.config/nvim/init.vim file. You can see it in my
Check out Josh Branchaud's great series on the Vim-Unalphabet.