I came across the post at Linux 'man' command: How do I search for a word/phrase and cycle through? which explains the ability to cycle to the next pattern but how do I get it cycle through when it has passed the a pattern assuming it only occurs once or when I get to the bottom of the page?
For example once I have run the command
man dpkg I pass
/ followed by
simulate. This takes me to the pattern however it only works when I am the top of the page. If I am past the pattern, it does recursively search the entire man page.