As title. The current problem is that my window is scrolled to the first/next(?) global occurrence. But I just want it to move my cursor to the local one, i.e. the current line, if any.

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You can use the \%l atom to restrict the search to the current cursor line, so in your case you probably want /<regex>\%.l

The . before the l is the shortcut to only search in the cursor line. See :h /%l

  • This gets rid of the visual mode, which is great and better! Commented May 18, 2022 at 12:03

It turns out this can fit my requirement:

vim.cmd("exe 'normal! V'")

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