I find it very strange that I can't find this question anywhere...

I made a mapping nnoremap <leader>C /\u<CR> to go to the next capital letter. I thought it would be useful to edit camelCase stuff, so if I had something like oneTwoThree and I wanted to change it to oneFourThree I could just put cursor on the T and do c<leader>C. However this does not work. Is there an easy way to make this work?

Edit: I accidentally found out that pressing <leader>Cc<leader> does what I want, I don't understand why.

  • Can you tell us what your mapping is?
    – B Layer
    Dec 16, 2019 at 7:53
  • @BLayer nnoremap <leader>C /\u<CR> Dec 16, 2019 at 8:00
  • @BLayer I wish this to work for any operator. For example if I did d<leader>C it would delete, if I did y<leader>C would yank, etc. Dec 16, 2019 at 8:04
  • Ah, ok. Got it. Then you'll want to look at the omap family of mapping commands as you're in an "operator-pending" state after you hit c.
    – B Layer
    Dec 16, 2019 at 8:04
  • Here's an example: vi.stackexchange.com/questions/6101/…
    – B Layer
    Dec 16, 2019 at 8:11

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nnoremap adds your mapping to Normal mode only. But after c you are in Operator-pending mode, where <leader>C has no effect.

So it suffices to do just noremap <silent><leader>C /\u<CR> instead.

noremap is a convenient command to register mapping in three modes (normal, visual and operator-pending) at once.

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