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How I can write something to vim command line and then read some input from it to plugin? For example, I want to write choose "Choose search patter (1, 2, ... 0):". Then user presses "2", the plugin read receive it and do something. How make such interaction in vim plugin?

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migrated from Mar 31 '13 at 6:52

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in your function:

call inputsave()
let p = input('Choose search patter (1, 2, ... 0):')
call inputrestore()
echom p "here you got userinput

for detail:

:h input()
:h inputsave()
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