Creating your own ag.vim
Vim provides built-in mechanisms to search through projects in the form of the
However, on large projects, grep is known to be slow; and hence people have been switching to simpler searchers like ack, and faster, parallel (metal?) searchers like ag and pt.
Correspondingly, several plugins have been created that integrate these tools in vim: ack.vim, ag.vim, etc.
However, it's actually very easy to get the functionalities these plugins provide (faster search, results in quickfix-window, jumps, previews, and so on) in vanilla Vim itself; in fact, Vim already populates the grep-search results in a quickfix window. We just need to tell Vim to do the following things (use-case: ag):
- Use ag as the default grep program
- Open quickfix window by default
- Create mappin