I often run a command such as this from within vim:

:grep -r --exclude-dir=./.git --include=\*.cpp --include=\*.hpp .

But I would like to not have to write this everytime I want to grep within vim, so I tried adding the following to my .vimrc file:

command GrepRepo grep -r --exclude-dir=./build --exclude-dir=./.git --include=\*.cpp --include=\*.hpp .

But then when I run GrepRepo "STRING" it just comes back blank. What am I doing wrong?


Try this version of your command:

:command! -nargs=+ GrepRepo grep -r --exclude-dir=./build --exclude-dir=./.git --include=\*.cpp --include=\*.hpp . <args>

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