Let's say a buffer has a certain characters I know will be repeated seven (7) times. How can I search for any character repeated seven times?
I know I can search for
.., but those to characters won't necessarily be the same. There's also a special character (not sure if it's
&) that can be used in substitutions to paste the found string in the replacement field, but I'm also not sure if that's useable again here.
I'm specifically searching for merge conflict markers from git (
>>>>>>> - possibly
|||||||), but I'd like to know how to perform this search for any character X, repeating N times, so that I may reapply the knowledge in the future.
Thanks to @DJMcMayhem for the suggestion of vimregex.com; it lead me to search for
/\v<<<<<|=====|>>>>> which caused an error, as each of those are special characters. Escaping those, however (
/\v\<\<\<\<\<|\=\=\=\=\=|\>\>\>\>\>) did succeed in finding what I was looking for, in the short term. I'm still looking for a way to search for character X, repeating N times.