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Count number of matches

You can use the search and replace functionality in vim to count the number of matches for that search like so:


You will see the result in the command tray like so:

8 matches on 8 lines

If you want to find matches global (that is, counting multiples per line), you can add the g flag:


for a response like:

13 matches on 8 lines
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