Searching your way through vim

Matching a word "exactly"

/\<hello world\>/

\< and \> mark the start and end of a whole word resp.

Searching between 2 words (inclusive)


This will highlight everything b/w "red" and "blue" on the same line.

\& also called as "Branch" matches the last pattern but only if all the preceding patterns match at the same position

Example: Find f-strings f"\&.*"

Search between 2 words on different lines.


This will highlight everything between hello world.

Example: Find try/catch block hello\_.*world

"\_.*except" matches all text from the current position to the last occurrence of "except" in the file.

Read :help pattern.txt for everything related to pattern searching.

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