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shootingstar : Like the magic * but start matching at the cursor position

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created by
Jan Christoph Ebersbach
script type
* Given your cursor (|) is here: shoo|ting start
*  Pressing \* will search for the term ting if it's part of the word \<shooting\>
*  In vim search syntax this is equivalent to: /\<shoo\zsting\>

Supported keybindings
* <Leader>* and <Leader># for searching forward/backward for the exact word
* <Leader>g* and <Leader>g# for searching forward/backward without stopping at word boundaries

Why would I need that? Peronsally, I'm using the * often when I want to refactor code, e.g. change the name of a variable or function. Often I just want to change a certain part of the name and it would come very handy if the search would be able to place the cursor right there. I'm too lazy to pull up the original search term and edit it, so I end up typing the whole name during the change. This little plugin solves exactly the described issue by introducting just one extra keystroke infront of the magic *.


Copyright Jan Christoph Ebersbach. Distributed under the same terms as Vim itself. See :help license
install details
I recommend installing pathogen.vim, and than execute the following commands:

cd ~/.vim/bundle
git clone git://github.com/jceb/vim-shootingstar.git

Or download the source directly from github: https://github.com/jceb/vim-shootingstar

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
shootingstar.vim 0.2 2013-06-30 7.0 Jan Christoph Ebersbach * replace backslash by <Leader>
* add g*/g# keybindings
shootingstar.vim 0.1 2013-06-09 7.0 Jan Christoph Ebersbach Initial upload
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