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

:/pattern1/;,/pattern2/p

What syntax I can use to achieve that?

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    you mean like using redir/execute()? – Christian Brabandt Dec 20 '16 at 20:34
  • I'm not sure, could be either way, so I can print the register later on. – kenorb Dec 20 '16 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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