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simple_highlighting : Easily highlight multiple words in all buffers and search through them

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created by
Pev Hall
 
script type
utility
 
description
Script is designed to be easy and quick to use and satisfy the following functionality:
1. Highlight multiple different words in multiple different highlighting styles.
2. Keep the highlights between buffers.
3. Change search pattern to a highlighted style

Brief example of usage:
  * Place your cursor on a word and use \h to highlight it.
  * Running \h while cursor over another word will add it to the default (0) highlight slot.
  * 2\h will highlight a new word in 2 highlight slot.
  * Change buffer or open new window and highlights will remain the same
  * :Hc 2 will clear all the of slots 2's highlights.
  * :Hs to changes the search pattern to all the current highlighted word
  * :Hc will clear all highlights.

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Detailed description of use:

<leader> default is \

[<number>] <Leader> h   -> to highlight the whole word under the cursor, highlighted colour is determined by the preceding number, if no number is given 0 is used

numbers can be between 0 to 7 default is 0. More highlight numbers/slots can be added and there representative colour's changed at the start of the script.

:Hc [0,2...] <return>  -> HighlightClear: clears the highlighted patterns listed or all if no number(s) passed

:Hs [0,2...] <return>  -> HighlightSearch: changes the search pattern to the highlighted patterns listed or all if no number(s) passed

:call HighlightAdd(number, pattern)  -> add the pattern to the given number's highlight slot. Useful if you want to highlight more then a simple word (regular expression).

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No known bugs.

<http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Highlight_multiple_words > is a very good alternative to this script. This script is designed to have less functionality and be easier to use.

<http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=2666 > is a much more compressive and complex script then this one.
 
install details
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package script version date Vim version user release notes
simple_highlighting.vimrc 1.0.0 2013-12-17 7.2 Pev Hall Major fix: Removed conflicts when multiple windows are editing same buffer.
simple_highlighting 0.9.1 2013-08-11 7.2 Pev Hall Missed some dependent functions in previous commit.
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