I'd like to assign the result of search range selection into a register, instead of printing it, e.g.:


What syntax I can use to achieve that?

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    you mean like using redir/execute()? Dec 20, 2016 at 20:34
  • I'm not sure, could be either way, so I can print the register later on.
    – kenorb
    Dec 20, 2016 at 20:40

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You can use the :yank ex command:

:/pattern1/;/pattern2/yank a

a is the register you want to use and has a default value.

Note: You used ;, in your command. It should be either ; or ,, not both.

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