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Old 09-22-2003, 05:14 AM   #1
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vi editor question


This is a very simple or may be a silly question. In vi editor when i search for a text using '/wordtobesearched', if the word is found it shows in brown color. And that is highlighted always. sometimes it is very irritating.... could anyone tell how to disable that?

Old 09-22-2003, 05:37 AM   #2
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Not sure about vi but the ViM FAQ's :


10.1. After I searched for a text with a pattern, all the matched text
stays highlighted. How do I turn off the highlighting
Old 09-22-2003, 11:29 AM   #3
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I use a simpler approach myself. Try to search for a word that doesn't exist in the file and the highlights will go off.

My favourite is: /hahaha
(You seldom find this in serious documents )
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:set nohlsearch
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