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glimpse : Use Glimpse searching easily from Vim.

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created by
Mahlon Smith
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Glimpse is a powerful indexing and query system, free for personal use.

VimGlimpse is a basic Glimpse interface within Vim, based on a Vim Tip from
Jean-Rene David.

VimGlimpse retains normal Vim :grep functionality, and provides
additional Glimpse features outside of what :grepprg can allow.  By
default, VimGlimpse only searches within your current working directory,
making it ideal for near instantaneous searches across a project.


    :Glimpse porksausage

Find porksausage across all files in the current working directory.

    :Glimpse needle haystack.h$

Finds all needles in all haystack.h's files.

:let g:glimpseFlags = "-iny -2"
:Glimpse Anestesiology html

Outputs all occurrences of  Anestesiology  with  two  errors  in
files with html somewhere in their full name.

:Glimpse windsurfing;Arizona mail;1993

Finds  all lines containing windsurfing and Arizona in all files
having `mail' and '1993' somewhere in their full name.

Results are placed into the |quickfix| window.  Additionally, the 'q' key is
bound to the window so you can close it again quickly.

install details
Install the VimBall plugin (vimscript #1502) if you don't already have it.

Then open glimpse.vba from within vim.

    :so %

Restart vim, read the the docs (:help glimpse), and enjoy.

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
glimpse.vba.gz 0.3 2009-07-30 7.0 Mahlon Smith Fixed :GlimpseIndex problems for the vast majority of error cases.  If indexing still doesn't work, now display the error for easier user debugging instead of silently eating it.
glimpse.vba 0.2 2009-03-28 7.0 Mahlon Smith Fix the "pattern too long has > 32 chars" error.  (Empty boolean search for filename paths.)
glimpse.vba 0.1 2009-03-19 6.0 Mahlon Smith Initial upload
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