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Searching /<pattern> in a document highlights text in some places like this:

some text ...
match1 some text ...
some text match2
...
match3 text match4
...

Is there a way to make all the matches uppercase with :%s//<something>/g? I currenty do this kind of things by using the gn operator, but I would like to know a better way.

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    :%s/match. some text/\U&/g
    – Maxim Kim
    Dec 4, 2021 at 18:21

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check :h :s% for substitute options, including:

      \U      following characters made uppercase, until \E      *s/\U*

So

:%s/word/\U&/g

will replace all word to WORD.

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  • If you are using % do you need to use g as well?
    – user25109
    Dec 5, 2021 at 15:40
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    @elmclose depends on what you need. /g will replace all matches in a given :s range. All matches in a single line, all matches in all range lines...
    – Maxim Kim
    Dec 5, 2021 at 15:50
  • @elmclose not really. Consider word word and try to change :%s/word/hello
    – Maxim Kim
    Dec 5, 2021 at 17:43

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