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Since: Version 20200607-144723-74889cd4

The feature described in this section requires version 20200607-144723-74889cd4 of wezterm, or a more recent version.

This action will trigger the search overlay for the current tab. It accepts a typed pattern string as its parameter, allowing for Regex, CaseSensitiveString and CaseInSensitiveString as pattern matching types.

The supported regular expression syntax is described here.

local act = wezterm.action

config.keys = {
  -- search for things that look like git hashes
  {
    key = 'H',
    mods = 'SHIFT|CTRL',
    action = act.Search {
      Regex = '[a-f0-9]{6,}',
    },
  },
  -- search for the lowercase string "hash" matching the case exactly
  {
    key = 'H',
    mods = 'SHIFT|CTRL',
    action = act.Search { CaseSensitiveString = 'hash' },
  },
  -- search for the string "hash" matching regardless of case
  {
    key = 'H',
    mods = 'SHIFT|CTRL',
    action = act.Search { CaseInSensitiveString = 'hash' },
  },
}

Learn more about the search overlay

Since: Version 20220624-141144-bd1b7c5d

The feature described in this section requires version 20220624-141144-bd1b7c5d of wezterm, or a more recent version.

You may now use wezterm.action.Search("CurrentSelectionOrEmptyString") to have the search take the currently selected text as the item to search.

The selection text is adjusted to be a single line.