vim count occurrences of a word

 

To count occurrences of a word in vim run following expression:

:%s/done//gn

Here I am opening a file with vim editor and calculating number occurrences of a word “done”.

It will display count in status line without changing buffer. This expression is supported by recent versions of vim only.

In older versions of vim use following expression:

:%s/done/foo/g

This expression will edit file and shows us count. After viewing count in status line press u to undo changes.

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