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There is a cool vim script: http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Highlight_multiple_words

I found the script today. This script is what I want exactly.

It works well with gvim 7.2. (Both of Windows and Linux)
But I wish I can use it on linux shell too. Unfortunately it doesn't work.

Is it possible? Or is there another script we can use.

Thanks.

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  • I've found the alternative script. vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=479
    – Benjamin
    Jun 1, 2010 at 7:29
  • Oops, I found another script. I think this is better one. vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=1238
    – Benjamin
    Jun 1, 2010 at 8:50
  • @Benjamin: where do you put your downloaded scripts?
    – akira
    Jun 1, 2010 at 11:03
  • @akira Linux, ~/.vim/plugin. Windows, C:\Program Files\Vim\vimfiles\plugin
    – Benjamin
    Jun 1, 2010 at 15:09
  • @Benjamin: If you found something that answers your question, you can post it as an answer and accept it so others will have an easier time if they have this same issue.
    – Wuffers
    Jan 25, 2011 at 2:46

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I found the script.

You can download the script at here.
http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=2666

Just \m on the word you want to highlight.
You could select visual block then \m
And you could add more colors.

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If you are fine with multiple words being highlighted in the same color, simply go to search mode (type / in normal mode) and search words that are separated by \|

/word_1\|word_2\|word_3

You can use n and N to navigate as usual.

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put the plugins under %USERPROFILE%\vimfiles. maybe put the unixish .vimrc to %USERPROFILE%\_vimrc.

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  • Is the path important? I can't understand why do you recommend the path. Please explain more about that.
    – Benjamin
    Jun 2, 2010 at 13:31
  • "Linux, ~/.vim/plugin. Windows, C:\Program Files\Vim\vimfiles\plugin" ... the path i mentioned is the windows equivalent for the linux one. on linux you put the files in your home, on windows you work on the global folders? bad bad bad behavior.
    – akira
    Oct 3, 2010 at 8:45

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