How to replicate the great visual selection search and replace

Frank Fischer frank-fischer at
Sat Mar 30 18:31:54 CET 2013

On 2013-03-29, Alan Schmitt <alan.schmitt at> wrote:
> Hello,
> There is a feature of evil I really like: it's how it's displaying the
> current matches and what the substitution will be when doing a search
> and replace on a selected region.
> Unfortunately I sometimes have to use a machine on which I cannot
> install evil. I was wondering if such a similar feature existed in
> emacs, or if it was implemented from scratch in evil.

It has been implemented from scratch in Evil.

Best regards,

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