Greping from inside Vim
First things first: Happy New Year! :)
One task I usually perform when I am writing code is grepping the code for a certain string. In order to do that, I used to exit Vim (either with :q or suspending the process), grep the files and then go back to my Vim session. This approximation has one main drawback: I usually don't remember all the matches reported by grep.
Vim provides a mechanism for invoking grep from a Vim session. The command is:
:grep string files
This way, one can invoke his local grep command and the results will be integrated into the ...