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comment How can I edit a regular expression search string as if it were a file?
I'll leave it. On some SE sites they just want your core question. On others they want you to provide backstory to show how it's really a problem you're facing.
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comment Is it "kelly pool" or "Kelly pool"?
Apparently the person it's named after wasn't named Kelly though - but at that point I stopped reading further (-:
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comment Is it "kelly pool" or "Kelly pool"?
The Wikipedia article uses lowercase but it may be named after a person or at least be perceived to be. I don't have access to a nice fat descriptive OED or Websters here though (-:
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comment How can I edit a regular expression search string as if it were a file?
Yes my problem is solved, for which I thank you all. I hope it will be more Googleable to anyone else with similar problems coming after me and not knowing the jargon. My question was more specific in its original form but was edited to be less specific. Anyway thanks again.
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comment How can I edit a regular expression search string as if it were a file?
Well that's a generalization of my problem I suppose (-: The specific power was long subparts of search strings used more than one, but the full power of an edit buffer seemed like something I thought must be in Vim though my Googling failed probably because I didn't know the key jargon... Ah I see the specific part about reusing subexpressions was edited out...
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comment How can I edit a regular expression search string as if it were a file?
Except explaining why something called a command line window is a place for editing regexes. I would go for something like "There's a feature you should learn about called the 'command line window' where you can edit commands, and regexes are treated as a kind of 'command'." I see the docs use the term "search string" too which can help skimming for just the info I need for this problem.
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comment How can I edit a regular expression search string as if it were a file?
The answer would be better too if it somehow introduced the concept and/or jargon "command-line" window" since I suppose others will be like me in that though they've used Vim for years never had to use this feature before.
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comment How can I edit a regular expression search string as if it were a file?
@MattBoehm: Aha! This part about q/ should be in the answer then.
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comment How can I edit a regular expression search string as if it were a file?
Well yes. The abstract problem is "I want to copy and past subexpressions in regexes in the vim commandline" and one specific approach is "if I knew a way to edit the regex as if it were a file I could solve my abstract problem".
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comment How can I edit a regular expression search string as if it were a file?
Oh so you're saying that rather than edit the regex as though it were a file I should edit the whole commandline as though it were a file?
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comment How can I edit a regular expression search string as if it were a file?
Yes I know they made compromises with copypaste on Windows so it could use its normal keystrokes and the functions which were tied to those keystrokes on other OSes got moved in Windows. That's why I originally included the windows tag in my question ...
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comment How can I edit a regular expression search string as if it were a file?
I guess I don't know my Vim jargon. Is something called the "command-line window" that is not the single line at the bottom of Vim where I type commands? \-:
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comment How can I edit a regular expression search string as if it were a file?
Actually I can paste into the commandline with Ctrl-V but copying from it is harder. Specifically it's hard to copy or paste just part of it.
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revised Are there actually accommodation options in Cần Thơ, Vietnam for less than USD $10?
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