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Searching for Patterns in vi

The fastens way to reach a specific place in your text is by using one of the search commands: / (forward slash) or ? (question mark).

To search forward from the current cursor position, use the following command:

/pattern
where patters represents the sequence of characters you want to find.

To search backwards from the current cursor position, use the following command:

?pattern

To search for additional occurrences of the pattern, press either of the following:

n
Repeat the last search command.
N
Repeat the last search command but in the opposite direction.

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