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How to search in vim?

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To search for a specific word or phrase in Vim, you can use the / key followed by the search term and then press Enter. For example, to search for the word “hello”, you would type /hello and press Enter. This will highlight all occurrences of the word “hello” in the document.

You can also use the n key to move to the next occurrence of the search term, and the N key to move to the previous occurrence.

If you want to search for a word that appears in the document but is not currently on the screen, you can use the * key to search for the word under the cursor. For example, if you want to search for the word “hello” and the cursor is currently on the word “hello”, you can press * to search for the next occurrence of “hello”.

You can also use the # key to search for the previous occurrence of the word under the cursor.

Finally, if you want to search for a specific pattern, you can use regular expressions in your search. For example, to search for any word that starts with the letter “a”, you can use the search pattern /a\w*.

To exit search mode, you can press the Esc key.

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