I usually have about 4 or 5 windows open in Vim. Currently - one of my files is very large(in size) - a CPU cache trace. Every time I search with "/", vim searches all windows before returning the result which takes a very long time because vim tries to search the CPU trace. Is there any nifty feature to just have vim search my current window?

  • I know huge files can generally slow things down but seems strange that it's just search. Do you have hlsearch enabled? If so see if :set nohlsearch makes a difference. Otherwise, try vim with bare configuration vim -u NONE file .... Does that make much difference? (I'm mostly spitballing here...I'm a bit surprised by this...though admittedly I don't know much about search implementation.)
    – B Layer
    Mar 20, 2018 at 6:24


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