My situation is, I have set nowrapscan, however now, when I hit the end of a file, it will display

E385: search hit BOTTOM without match for: \v^[^=]*(…

How can I avoid that from displaying? I used help but couldn't find anything about it.

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    :h silent might help Jul 9, 2016 at 16:59
  • But it isn't practical for interactive use
    – hgiesel
    Jul 9, 2016 at 17:28
  • I think you can't, if you don't want the message to be displayed, enable wrapscan. Otherwise it will be displayed, saying that you reached the end of the file.
    – nobe4
    Jul 9, 2016 at 17:42
  • Is there some way to the wrapscan setting for a specific search, like the \c and \C flags for case sensitive / insensitive search?
    – hgiesel
    Jul 9, 2016 at 17:51

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you can use a custom command, if :sil norm! n is too much to type in interactive mode:

:com! :Nextmatch :sil :norm n
:nnoremap <silent> n :Nextmatch<cr>

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