Pattern searching provides a means to widen a search beyond a single element. A pattern search can be executed using the command
:PhpSearch -p <pattern> [-t <type> -s <scope> -i]
All of the results will be placed into the current window's location list (:help location-list) so that you can easily navigate the results.
Vim command completion is supported through out the command with the exception of the pattern to search for.
:PhpSearch <Tab> :PhpSearch -p MyClass* <Tab> :PhpSearch -p MyClass* -t <Tab> :PhpSearch -p MyClass* -t class <Tab> :PhpSearch -p MyClass* -t class -s <Tab> :PhpSearch -p MyClass* -t class -s project
-p <pattern>: The pattern to search for.
MyClass myFunction my*
-t <type> (Default: all): The type of element to search for where possible types include
-s <scope> (Default: all): The scope of the search where possible values include
-i: Ignore case when searching.
Element searching allows you to place the cursor over just about any element in a source file (method call, class name, constant) and perform a search for that element. Performing an element search is the same as performing a pattern search with the exception that you do not specify the -p option since the element under the cursor will be searched for instead.
If only one result is found and that result is in the current source file, the cursor will be moved to the element found. Otherwise, on single result matches, the value of g:EclimPhpSearchSingleResult will be consulted for the action to take. If there are multiple results, the location list will be opened with the list of results.
As a convenience eclim also provides the command :PhpSearchContext. This command accepts no arguments and will perform the appropriate search depending on the context of the element.
g:EclimPhpSearchSingleResult (Default: 'split') - Determines what action to take when a only a single result is found.
Possible values include:
This setting overrides the global default for all supported language types which can be set using the g:EclimDefaultFileOpenAction setting which accepts the same possible values.
g:EclimLocationListHeight (Default: 10) - Sets the height in lines of the location list window when eclim opens it to display search results.