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On one of my servers, every time I go to vi my smb.conf, there's a pattern of numbers that is always highlighted yellow. Assuming somehow I did a search or something by accident, but every time i go into this file, those numbers are always highlighted yellow now. How can i turn that off?
I'm sure there's a more "correct" way, but usually I just do a search for jibberish to turn that off. Forward slash to search, then type in something like "hdgwvohdbshfi". It'll say there were no matches, then the highlighting will be gone.
Thanks. Any idea why that would get stuck on inside the file though for that search? Also, whats the shortcut to turn that on? Just trying to understand, and figure out what I accidentally typed to get it to stick like that.
when you search for something like "/test" in a file it will highlight when it finds it. you are using VIM and it keeps history and persists things between usages.
another example of the setting saved is if you open a long file and scroll to the middle of the file then close and reopen it should put you back in the same position. based on the .vimrc in your home directory decides what persists through the sessions.