created June 27, 2002 · complexity basic · author zzapper · version 5.7
Abbreviations have always been one of the most useful parts of Vim, trouble is when you've got too many you forgot what you called them.
You can of course list the whole lot with
But did you know that you can type the first few letters of your abbreviations and get a list of just thos abs eg
gives me all my php abs
gives me all my perls
also try control-D instrad of <CR>
Just found out that it works for maps as well eg all my maps beginning with a comma
,z :redir @*|sil exec 'g@<\(input\|select\|textarea\|/\=form\)\>@p'|redir END<CR> ,y "yyy@y<CR> ,x :%s#<script\_.*/script>#<script>^M</script>#g ,v :e $VIM/_vimrc ,s :source $VIM/_vimrc ,r :redir! > c:/aaa/xxx ,i :update<CR>: !start c:\progra~1\intern~1\iexplore.exe <cWORD><CR> ,f :update<CR>:silent !start c:\progra~1\intern~1\iexplore.exe file://%:p<CR> ,c c/["'<;)]<CR>,h "zda
You can use Tab- and Ctrl-D-completion on the Vim commandline for just about everything. Play around. Commands, filenames, maps, abbreviations, buffernames and whatnot. It's context sensitive, so it completes the right thing at the right place. Extraordinarily useful and an extreme speed boost.