roobert/search-replace.nvim

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:monocle_face: search-replace.nvim

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Supercharge the native Neovim search and replace experience!

:sparkles: Features

  • Quick opening of :%s///gcI
  • Quick opening of :%s/<special selection>// where <special selection> refers to a predefined selection under the cursor. Please see: What are Special Selections?
  • A UI to preview the current special selections under the cursor
  • Quick opening of :%s/<visual selection>//gcI where <visual selection> is a visual-charwise selection
  • Configuration of the default flags passed to search and replace, e.g: gcI when searching across a buffer with :%s///gcI
  • Support for search and replace over multiple buffers
  • A command to search and replace over a visual-block/visual-linewise/visual-charwise selection
  • Example key mappings

:movie_camera: Demos

Most of the following examples use which-key and leader key bindings but the available plugin commands can be bound to any keymapping, for example replacement opening is bound to <leader>ro but could just as easily be mapped to <C-r> for faster access.

Search and Replace

Search and Replace

<leader>ro           # - open which-key 'replace' sub-menu, then 'open' a search
lvim                 # - term to search
example_replacement  # - term to replace with
yyyynnyy<esc>        # - since 'c' flag is supplied to search/replace, confirm which
                     #   matches to search and replace
uuuuuu               # - undo changes
<leader>h            # - finish by disabling search term highlighting

Search and Replace with Special Keys

Search and Replace with Special Keys

<leader>rw           # - open which-key 'replace' sub-menu, then use '[w]ord' under
                     #   cursor as search term
example_replacement  # - term to replace with
yyyynnyy<esc>        # - since 'c' flag is supplied to search/replace, confirm which
                     #   matches to search and replace
uuuuuu               # - undo changes
<leader>h            # - finish by disabling search term highlighting

Search and Replace with Special Keys and Search Hinting UI

Search and Replace with Special Keys and Search Hinting UI

                     # - move to end of expression to replace
<leader>rs           # - open which-key 'replace' sub-menu, then 'selections' UI
e                    # - specify '[e]xpr' special key to use as search term
example.replacement  # - term to replace with
yyyy<esc>            # - since 'c' flag is supplied to search/replace, confirm which
                     #   matches to search and replace
uuuuuu               # - undo changes
<leader>h            # - finish by disabling search term highlighting

Search and Replace Visual Charwise as Search String

Search and Replace Visual Charwise as Search String

v                    # - highlight the string to be replaced with visual-charwise mode
<ctrl-r>             # - key binding to replace with selection
example_replacement  # - term to replace with
yyyynnyy<esc>        # - since 'c' flag is supplied to search/replace, confirm which
                     #   matches to search and replace
uuuuuu               # - undo changes
<leader>h            # - finish by disabling search term highlighting

Search and Replace Across Visual (Blockwise/Linewise) Selection

Search and Replace Across Visual Selection

V                    # - highlight multiple lines with a visual-linewise selection
<ctrl-b>             # - key binding to open search across block
                     # - move cursor to highlight search term
example_replacement  # - term to replace with
yynn<esc>            # - since 'c' flag is supplied to search/replace, confirm which
                     #   matches to search and replace
uu                   # - undo changes
<leader>h            # - finish by disabling search term highlighting

:zap: What are Special Selections?

With the following example text:

lvim.builtin.which_key.mappings["r"]["w"]

And the cursor position shown as |

The following examples are true.

CWord

CWord is replaced with the word under the cursor (like *)

# Selection:
lv|im.builtin.which_key.mappings["r"]["w"]
^^^^^
# Value:
lvim
# Selection:
lvim.bui|ltin.which_key.mappings["r"]["w"]
     ^^^^^^^^
# Value:
builtin
# Selection:
lvim.builtin.whi|ch_key.mappings["r"]["w"]
             ^^^^^^^^^^
# Value:
which_key
# Selection:
lvim.builtin.which_key.mapp|ings["r"]["w"]
                       ^^^^^^^^^
# Value:
mappings

CWORD

CWORD is replaced with the WORD under the cursor (like greedy word)

# Selection:
lv|im.builtin.which_key.mappings["r"]["w"]
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
# Value:
lvim.builtin.which_key.mappings["r"]["w"]
# Selection:
lvim.builtin.whi|ch_key.mappings["r"]["w"]
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
# Value:
lvim.builtin.which_key.mappings["r"]["w"]

CExpr

CExpr is replaced with the word under the cursor, including more to form a C expression.

# Selection:
lvim.bui|ltin.which_key.mappings["r"]["w"]
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
# Value:
lvim.builtin
# Selection:
lvim.builtin.wh|ich_key.mappings["r"]["w"]
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
# Value:
lvim.builtin.which_key
# Selection:
lvim.builtin.which_key.map|pings["r"]["w"]
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
# Value:
lvim.builtin.which_key.mappings

CFile

CFile is replaced with the path name under the cursor (like what gf uses)

# Selection:
lvim.bui|ltin.which_key.mappings["r"]["w"]
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
# Value:
lvim.builtin
# Selection:
lvim.builtin.wh|ich_key.mappings["r"]["w"]
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
# Value:
lvim.builtin.which_key
# Selection:
lvim.builtin.which_key.map|pings["r"]["w"]
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
# Value:
lvim.builtin.which_key.mappings

:microscope: Available Commands

  • SearchReplaceSingleBufferOpen
  • SearchReplaceMultiBufferOpen

Single Buffer - Open Search with Special Key as Search Term

  • SearchReplaceSingleBufferCWord
  • SearchReplaceSingleBufferCWORD
  • SearchReplaceSingleBufferCExpr
  • SearchReplaceSingleBufferCFile

Multi Buffer - Open Search with Special Key as Search Term

  • SearchReplaceMultiBufferCWord
  • SearchReplaceMultiBufferCWORD
  • SearchReplaceMultiBufferCExpr
  • SearchReplaceMultiBufferCFile

Single/Multi Buffer UI - Show Special Key Values and Shortcuts to Open Search Replace

  • SearchReplaceSingleBufferSelections
  • SearchReplaceMultiBufferSelections

Single Buffer - Visual Charwise as Search Term

  • SearchReplaceSingleBufferWithinBlock

Search over Visual (Blockwise/Linewise) Selection

  • SearchReplaceVisualSelection
  • SearchReplaceVisualSelectionCWord
  • SearchReplaceVisualSelectionCWORD
  • SearchReplaceVisualSelectionCExpr
  • SearchReplaceVisualSelectionCFile

:rocket: Installation

Lazy.nvim

{
  "roobert/search-replace.nvim",
  config = function()
    require("search-replace").setup({
      -- optionally override defaults
      default_replace_single_buffer_options = "gcI",
      default_replace_multi_buffer_options = "egcI",
    })
  end,
}

Packer.nvim

use({
  "roobert/search-replace.nvim",
  config = function()
    require("search-replace").setup({
      -- optionally override defaults
      default_replace_single_buffer_options = "gcI",
      default_replace_multi_buffer_options = "egcI",
    })
  end,
})

:hammer_and_wrench: Usage

Standard Neovim

local opts = {}
vim.api.nvim_set_keymap("v", "<C-r>", "<CMD>SearchReplaceSingleBufferVisualSelection<CR>", opts)
vim.api.nvim_set_keymap("v", "<C-s>", "<CMD>SearchReplaceWithinVisualSelection<CR>", opts)
vim.api.nvim_set_keymap("v", "<C-b>", "<CMD>SearchReplaceWithinVisualSelectionCWord<CR>", opts)

vim.api.nvim_set_keymap("n", "<leader>rs", "<CMD>SearchReplaceSingleBufferSelections<CR>", opts)
vim.api.nvim_set_keymap("n", "<leader>ro", "<CMD>SearchReplaceSingleBufferOpen<CR>", opts)
vim.api.nvim_set_keymap("n", "<leader>rw", "<CMD>SearchReplaceSingleBufferCWord<CR>", opts)
vim.api.nvim_set_keymap("n", "<leader>rW", "<CMD>SearchReplaceSingleBufferCWORD<CR>", opts)
vim.api.nvim_set_keymap("n", "<leader>re", "<CMD>SearchReplaceSingleBufferCExpr<CR>", opts)
vim.api.nvim_set_keymap("n", "<leader>rf", "<CMD>SearchReplaceSingleBufferCFile<CR>", opts)

vim.api.nvim_set_keymap("n", "<leader>rbs", "<CMD>SearchReplaceMultiBufferSelections<CR>", opts)
vim.api.nvim_set_keymap("n", "<leader>rbo", "<CMD>SearchReplaceMultiBufferOpen<CR>", opts)
vim.api.nvim_set_keymap("n", "<leader>rbw", "<CMD>SearchReplaceMultiBufferCWord<CR>", opts)
vim.api.nvim_set_keymap("n", "<leader>rbW", "<CMD>SearchReplaceMultiBufferCWORD<CR>", opts)
vim.api.nvim_set_keymap("n", "<leader>rbe", "<CMD>SearchReplaceMultiBufferCExpr<CR>", opts)
vim.api.nvim_set_keymap("n", "<leader>rbf", "<CMD>SearchReplaceMultiBufferCFile<CR>", opts)

-- show the effects of a search / replace in a live preview window
vim.o.inccommand = "split"

Lunarvim / Which-Key

keymap = lvim.builtin.which_key.mappings

keymap["r"] = { name = "SearchReplaceSingleBuffer" }

keymap["r"]["s"] =
  { "<CMD>SearchReplaceSingleBufferSelections<CR>", "SearchReplaceSingleBuffer [s]elction list" }
keymap["r"]["o"] = { "<CMD>SearchReplaceSingleBufferOpen<CR>", "[o]pen" }
keymap["r"]["w"] = { "<CMD>SearchReplaceSingleBufferCWord<CR>", "[w]ord" }
keymap["r"]["W"] = { "<CMD>SearchReplaceSingleBufferCWORD<CR>", "[W]ORD" }
keymap["r"]["e"] = { "<CMD>SearchReplaceSingleBufferCExpr<CR>", "[e]xpr" }
keymap["r"]["f"] = { "<CMD>SearchReplaceSingleBufferCFile<CR>", "[f]ile" }

keymap["r"]["b"] = { name = "SearchReplaceMultiBuffer" }

keymap["r"]["b"]["s"] =
  { "<CMD>SearchReplaceMultiBufferSelections<CR>","SearchReplaceMultiBuffer [s]elction list" }
keymap["r"]["b"]["o"] = { "<CMD>SearchReplaceMultiBufferOpen<CR>", "[o]pen" }
keymap["r"]["b"]["w"] = { "<CMD>SearchReplaceMultiBufferCWord<CR>", "[w]ord" }
keymap["r"]["b"]["W"] = { "<CMD>SearchReplaceMultiBufferCWORD<CR>", "[W]ORD" }
keymap["r"]["b"]["e"] = { "<CMD>SearchReplaceMultiBufferCExpr<CR>", "[e]xpr" }
keymap["r"]["b"]["f"] = { "<CMD>SearchReplaceMultiBufferCFile<CR>", "[f]ile" }

lvim.keys.visual_block_mode["<C-r>"] = [[<CMD>SearchReplaceSingleBufferVisualSelection<CR>]]
lvim.keys.visual_block_mode["<C-s>"] = [[<CMD>SearchReplaceWithinVisualSelection<CR>]]
lvim.keys.visual_block_mode["<C-b>"] = [[<CMD>SearchReplaceWithinVisualSelectionCWord<CR>]]

-- show the effects of a search / replace in a live preview window
vim.o.inccommand = "split"