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Questions tagged [the-silver-searcher]

A faster alternative for grep; usually installed as the 'ag' command.

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How to keep Ag (the silver searcher) open when no matches are found?

I do use Ag as my grep replacement. My problem is that when I search for something that does not exist (search result empty) my quick fix windows closes automatically. Is that normal? Would it be ...
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Any way to prevent :Ag search from automatically opening the first returned result?

Whenever I run an :Ag search on my present working directory, the first entry in the returned results list is always automatically opened in the currently active pane. Is there any way to disable ...
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How to add a fallback when :b buffer change fails

I have 2 ways to open a file for editing: :b <filename> to switch to an opened buffer -- imagine that I have a lot of folders containing index.html so by using :b I know I am working on the one ...
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How to see the number of search return with Ag?

Is there anyway that I can see the number of result with :Ag (attached) If somewhere I could see the number of return would be awesome. I can't find any reference for it on Internet. Thanks My ....
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my ag shortcut chokes on spaces

I got this in my .vimrc: set grepprg=grep\ -nriI\ --exclude=tags\ --exclude-dir=vendor " The Silver Searcher if executable('ag') " Use ag over grep let &grepprg = "ag --nogroup --nocolor --...
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How to call the fzf Ag command with multiple arguments?

The plugin fzf.vim defines the following vim command here: command! -bang -nargs=* Ag call fzf#vim#ag(<q-args>, <bang>0)' the fzt#vim#ag function seems to allow passing all the ag ...
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how to go back and forth in the view stack in vi

I'm not sure if I'm asking this right (I think this is a buffer thing?) so here is the scenario (in gherkin) As a vim user, i would like to use the silver searcher to search for files which have ...
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How to dismiss the bottom search bar

background So I have the silver search thing going: " The Silver Searcher if executable('ag') " Use ag over grep let &grepprg = "ag --nogroup --nocolor --ignore wiki --ignore tags" " Use ...
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why doesn't ag in my vimrc ignore multiple patterns [closed]

I have this in my .vimrc: " The Silver Searcher if executable('ag') " Use ag over grep set grepprg=ag\ --nogroup\ --nocolor\ --ignore\ wiki --ignore\tests endif " bind \ (backward slash) to ...
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Don't expand `%` in external grep call

I try to search for {% amount in all files under the current directory. Using ag, this works fine: ag -Q '{% amount' (-Q specify to not use any regex, try to match text literally) I have this in ...
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Is there a way to highlight searches done with grepprg?

I'm using vim-grepper plugin, but I guess it doesn't really matter. What I want is when I'm searching for something inside my project via vim-grepper or some grepprg if there are matches inside opened ...
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Can I use Ag in combination with YouCompleteMe for tag autocompletion? [closed]

I have setup vim to use Ag for grepping and for use in the CtrlP plugin. For tag autocompletion, I am using YouCompleteMe. To get autocompletion suggestions for functions throughout the whole project,...
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Project Wide replace using Ag

Referencing Post: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22206332/vim-ag-search-and-replace-globally-and-within-a-directory Specifically: :Ag foo :Qfdo s/foo/bar/c I type Ag miwt-os, I get this: ...
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Search for %, $ using :Ag

How can I search for queries including %, $ and the likes? I tried to prefix then with '\', enclosing in quotes, but it only makes it worse: :Ag "$r" || ERR: Error: No query. What do you want to ...
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How to setup AG (the silver searcher) in vim?

I am using AG to simplifying and improve the search in my vim. I remapped K to search for the current selected word as follows: if executable('ag') set grepprg=ag\ --nogroup\ --nocolor command -...