17.15. Counting Occurrences; Stopping Search Wraps
Want to see how many times
you used the word very in a file? There are a
couple of easy ways.
First, tell vi to stop searching when you get to
the end of the file. Type the command :set
nowrapscan or put it in your .exrc
file (Section 17.30).
Move to the top of the file with the 1G command.
Search for the first very with the command
/very (HINT: using the word-limiting regular expression
/\<very\> (Section 32.12) instead
will keep you from matching words like every).
To find the next very, type the
n (next) command.
When vi says Address
matching pattern, you've found
all of the words.
Use the command:
The matching lines will scroll down your screen.
To find the line numbers, too, type :set
number before your searches.
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