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I am trying to search for numeric values in files. I use / command to start my search (/34587). However I need to add more then one search criteria (i.e. finding value 3487 and 09087 for instance). What is the search command in vim for such scenarios? thank you

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There's no "special command" for that. You use just the same / (or ?) but along with a special pattern called "a regular expression".

An introduction to this topic is written in the chapter 27 of Vim User Manual (:h usr_27.txt). Specifically, a section 27.5 "Alternatives" (:h 27.5). So in your case it is /3487\|09087.

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  • thank you! works
    – henrietta
    Commented Sep 24, 2019 at 18:39
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    @henrietta A great intro to regular expressions (or regex) in vim is vimregex.com. It helped me a lot when I was first learning regex
    – DJMcMayhem
    Commented Sep 24, 2019 at 19:19
  • Might be worth mentioning \d
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Commented Sep 25, 2019 at 0:40

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