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is grep for Japanese vimmer. You can find text from files that written in another Japanese encodings.


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To compile jvgrep, you must install golang.

And type following

Go 1.16 or later

# go install[email protected]

Go 1.15 or before

# go get

Mac OS X

# brew install jvgrep


-8               : show result as utf8 text
-F               : PATTERN is a set of newline-separated fixed strings
-G               : PATTERN is a basic regular expression (BRE)
-P               : PATTERN is a Perl regular expression (ERE)
-R               : search files recursively
-S               : verbose messages
-V               : print version information and exit
--enc encodings  : encodings: comma separated
--exclude regexp : exclude files: specify as regexp
                   (default: /\.git$|/\.svn$|/\.hg$|\.o$|\.obj$|\.a$|\.exe~?$|/tags$)
                   (specifying empty string won't exclude any files)
--no-color       : do not print colors
--color [=WHEN]  : always/never/auto
-c               : count matches
-r               : print relative path
-f file          : obtain pattern file
-i               : ignore case
-l               : print only names of FILEs containing matches
-I               : ignore binary files
-n               : print line number with output lines
-o               : show only the part of a line matching PATTERN
-v               : select non-matching lines
-z               : a data line ends in 0 byte, not newline
-Z               : print 0 byte after FILE name

Supported Encodings: ascii iso-2022-jp utf-8 euc-jp sjis utf-16le utf-16be

for example,

# jvgrep 表[現示] "**/*.txt"

should be specify with regexp.
can be specify wildcard. You can specify
with regular expression include multi-byte characters. If you want to use own encodings for jvgrep, try to set environment variable $JVGREPENCODINGS to specify encodings separated with comma. If you problem about output of jvgrep (ex: output of :grep command in vim), try to set $JVGREPOUTPUT_ENCODING to specify encoding of output.

Supported Encodings

  • iso-2022-jp
  • utf-8
  • ucs-2
  • euc-jp
  • cp932
  • utf-16 (support characters in utf-8)

Vim Enhancement

Add following to your vimrc

set grepprg=jvgrep


Yasuhiro Matsumoto


under the MIT License:

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