Case-insensitive search in Vim
In Vim, if you want to find a word in a text, you run
/something, then hit enter and move between the results with
By default it's case-sensitive, so if you have a text like this:
This is something. Something is good. sOmEtHing!
It will only find the first
something (with lowercase
If you'd like to capture all occurrences no matter which case is used (case-insensitive search), you can append
\c to your search pattern, like this:
If you want this behavior by default, you can turn on the option:
There's also a so-called "smartcase" (
:help smartcase) which works as case-insensitive if you only use lowercase letters; otherwise, it will search in case-sensitive mode.