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How do you search for tabs in the linux command less?

I've tried /\t but that only seems to search for the character t.

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At the risk of suggesting the obvious:


works fine for me.

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Press / then CtrlV, followed by Tab.

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thanks a lot. Just what I needed :) –  Jesper Rønn-Jensen Jan 8 '14 at 16:31

You can search for tabs using /^I (where ^I is Crtl+i).

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