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Old 08-13-2004, 04:24 AM   #1
blackzone
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vi question


when searching, we use "n" to find next string
But any short cut to find previous?

Also is it possbiel to search string disregaurding case sensitivity?
eg. want to search for a string but not sure if first character is upper or lower case.
 
Old 08-13-2004, 04:37 AM   #2
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Hi!

So:
/string search forward
?string search backward
n repeat search forward
N repeat search backward
/ same as n
? same as N

I don't think it is possible to do a case insensitive search in vi, though I am not sure, but you can use grep -i "string" "filename" to get the same result.

I was wrong... just type ":set ignorecase" in command mode or put it in your .exrc (or .vimrc if your are using recent version of vim) file to ignore case in search.

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