:best of Vim

Showcasing the top Vim plugins, tips and tricks.

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:best of Vim showcases the best plugins, extensions & tips for making the most of Vim.

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Grep => Edit

:vim /shoe/ **/*.java will find all java files under the current directory, filter for ones containing the regex /shoe/, and queue them all up to be edited. :cw will open the list, letting you jump between all those files.

If you've ever run something like:

vim `grep -Rl shoe | grep .java`

...then Vim's internal grep is your friend.

See :help :vim and :help quickfix for more.