In vim, I often perform searches to hop to a word or phrase instead of navigating there with
h/j/k/l. Then I hit
n to hop between occurrences.
Say I've got this text:
Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana. - Groucho Marx
/an arrow and hit enter. That phrase is highlighted, and I jump to it with
Now I want to visually select that text, maybe to change it or delete it. (Yes, I'm aware of the
:s substitution command.)
Since my cursor is at the letter "a" at the beginning of "an arrow," I can hit
v, then press
e a couple of times to highlight the entire phrase. But I have a feeling there's a shorter and more semantic way. After all, I've already specified the text I'm interested in.
How might I compose a command to say "visually select the current search selection?"