osd-search - Search and annotate the current buffer
osd-search is a hidden macro which provides a method of searching for text patterns within the current buffer and annotating any matches through colored line hilighting. A selection of line colors are provided to allow different search patterns to be assigned their own color.
osd-search is generally used for annotating log files and alike, where indevidual lines are of interest in addition to the context about that line. The hilighting draws attention to the line, by providing a visual cue, allowing the contents of the file to be breifly scanned.
On invocation of osd-search from the menu Search -> Hilight Search a osd(2) dialog is presented to the user, search patterns and their associated hilighting assignment are selected through this interface. The dialog entries are defined as follows:-
osd-search is a macro implemented in osdmisc.emf.
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Last Modified: 2006/08/13
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