While editing a file in vim you can temporarily turn on the highlight search option by typing:

:set hlsearch

To automatically highlight search patterns in vim, first edit your .vimrc file:

vim ~/.vimrc

and then add this line:

set hlsearch
John John (304)
5 minutes

Vim is amazing. Well, Python is doing all the work, but I still like Vim. Learn how to format JSON in Vim like a pro with this short guide! tl;dr Paste your json, and run this in vim normal mode. :%!