vim set regextype perl

The problem

Vim is a great editor. I use it every day, and that includes weekends. I’ve run into an issue where to search with the regular expression (dest|path): I needed to escape the parentheses and the pipe. That gets tedious.

The solution

I found my solution at stackoverflow:

At the beginning of your search expression, use \v which then uses a “very magic” regex mode in which fewer escapes are needed.