Bring the word under the cursor on the :ex line in Vim

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Very handy to bring the word currently under the cursor into a :s command in Vim. Example: If the cursor was on the word "eggs": :s/ ==> :s/eggs

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By: pyrho
2009-04-08 21:25:06
vim

What Others Think

As a long time vim user, I'm always delighted to find a new gem like this one. Thank you.
flatcap · 528 weeks and 1 day ago
Great - i've always wanted such a shortcut - plus 1 from me. Cheers!
zwergnase · 528 weeks ago
Thank, this is very useful. I checked some other variants by :help Like :/ which is for inserting the last search pattern
Vereb · 506 weeks and 5 days ago
This is excellent! I've been yanking a word/phrase and using 0 (zero) to put it into the :ex line. Thanks!
cometsong · 243 weeks and 6 days ago

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