Vim-cool disables search highlighting when you are done searching and re-enables it when you search again. That's it. No more
:noh<CR>, no more
/sytdstdrsid<CR>, and no more dodgy
Vim-cool is cool.
Vim-cool is experimental.
Vim-cool is intended to be used with Vim, and only Vim, 7.4.2008 or later. It may or may not work in other editors but they are not and will not be officially supported.
Follow your favorite plugin/runtimepath manager's instructions.
If you choose manual installation, just put
plugin/cool.vim where it belongs:
$HOME/.vim/plugin/cool.vim on Unix-like systems
$HOME\vimfiles\plugin\cool.vim on Windows
In Vim 8.0 and above, see
The whole assumption behind Vim-cool is that the user enabled search highlighting but they don't want the highlighting to linger on when they are done searching. This implies that the user has the following line in their
That's it. Nothing else to do.
Show number of matches in the command-line:
let g:cool_total_matches = 1
Do something when we are doing
nnnNNnn, do something else or do nothing when we are not:
I wrote the first iteration of vim-cool in about twenty minutes, mostly to test a few ideas I had after a short discussion about
:nohlsearch on #vim.
Because it relied almost exclusively on mappings, that first iteration was way too brittle to be of any use and actually messed with a bunch of my own mappings.
The current version, essentially a weaponized version of @purpleP's code, doesn't rely on mappings anymore and thus should be devoid of nasty side-effects.
Many thanks to @bounceme for his help.
What they say about vim-cool
puremourning, in #vim:
vim-cool is by far my favourite plugin
it's just so... cool.