With the regular search forward from Emacs if you keep pressing C-s you cycle through all the findings.

Right now I'm using visual-regexp package with the visual-regexp-steroids extension that has a forward search too, but using regular expressions ( vr/isearch-forward). After running the search how do I cycle through all the findings?.

  • What is "visual regex package"? Just what are you doing to install and initiate it?
    – Drew
    Jun 12, 2015 at 17:36
  • Yes, I'm sorry, I should clarify more the question. I just updated the question with more info.
    – Fabman
    Jun 12, 2015 at 17:41
  • I see no vr/isearch-forward in visual-regexp package. So far, the question risks being closed as unclear.
    – Drew
    Jun 12, 2015 at 19:20
  • Is in a extension of that package visual-regexp-steroids
    – Fabman
    Jun 12, 2015 at 19:29

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Now that you've clarified that you use vr/isearch-forward from visual-regexp-steroids.el, I tried it, and I see no problem. Repeating C-s advances through the search hits.

IOW, it works for me, at least. All I did was load the file, set vr/engine to emacs (since I am used to Emacs-style regexps), and try vr/isearch-forward with a simple regexp. Using C-s repeatedly after that navigated through the search hits.

Does it not work if you start Emacs without your init file: emacs -Q? If that works then recursively bisect your init file to find out what causes the problem.

  • Ok,then if it works on yours, it's a problem with my configuration or my Emacs. I'll test getting rid of everything but the essential for the visual search to work and see if it does. Thank you!
    – Fabman
    Jun 12, 2015 at 20:20

Author of the package here. Hitting C-s and C-r should work. Just tested it with the python engine.

  • It does work, the problem was that I mapped the C-s to your package, so when I pressed the second time the C-s it didn't cycle through the findings.
    – Fabman
    Jun 16, 2015 at 11:15
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    Also, thank you for that awesome work you did, I really appreciate the tool.
    – Fabman
    Jun 16, 2015 at 11:18

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