Search in Vim editor: Linux, for words

Search in Vim editor: Linux, for words

Linux is a versatile operating system that allows you to perform a standard Vi word search using different keys on your computer keyboard. This tutorial will list the different keys and functions that you can use to search and find words in Vi/Vim in Linux.

How to find a word in Vi / Vim? 

  • To find a word in Vi/Vim, simply type the / or ? key, followed by the word you're searching for.
  • Once found, you can press the n key to go directly to the next occurrence of the word.
  • Vi/Vim also allows you to launch a search on the word over which your cursor is positioned. To do this, place the cursor over the term, and then press * or # to look it up.

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