Use :next to search for files in the current directory
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created 2007 · complexity basic · author Yaojg · version 7.0
Vim's find only accepts exact file names. It does not accept wild chars like * and **.
:next is good way to search for files in the current directory.
For example, if the current directory is d:/vim/reason,
searchs all the files in d:/vim directory recursively to find files whose names are suffixed with Filter.java.
- Explain the point of this tip, as opposed to using other tools that may be more suited to the task.
- Can the built-in
:Explorecommand be used?
- Shouldn't the help be to
- The "for example" is unnecessarily confusing. There is no reason to have an example with "vim" in the path. Also, delete the "d:" – it serves no purpose.
- Does the command really search the parent directory like the words suggest?
Is there a way to make it search the full path, and not just current directory?
 Rough merge in of material by User talk:Chuck Forbish
I use the following mappings to iterate through files in my argument list (:args).
nmap <c-right> :n<CR> nmap <c-left> :N<CR>
Using control and an arrow key is much faster than typing ':cn<CR>'.
Similarly you can use the up and down arrows for going back and forth for the times there is more than one matching tag.
nmap <C-Down> :tn<CR> nmap <C-Up> :tN<CR>
These key sequences support repeating if kept pressed.