How to return multiple lines before and after the search term



  • Hi, I can’t seem to find this but when using the search tool, it only returns the line with the search term–is there a way to make it return 3 or 4 lines before and after the search term?



  • @Matthew-Hinkle

    Not natively, but you could give the LineFilter2 plugin a try. It has options to show lines before and after matches:

    Not sure if this is a downside for you or not, but it puts the results in a new editor tab window…

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