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lesson 4.2 : The search command
In Normal mode type the / character. Notice that it and the cursor appear at the bottom of the screen as with the : command.
Now type 'errroor' . This is the word you want to search for.
To search for the same phrase again, simply type n . To search for the same phrase in the opposite direction, type N .
This works perfectly while practicing with the vim tutor but I can't seem to get it to work with a file .basically when I type the
/ character and then key in the pattern to search , it is going to the first match as expected . But below the contents of the file I still see my search pattern with a blinking cursor . For example if I my pattern was the string
foo , I see
/foo and the cursor keeps blinking . Then pressing
n just appends the the pressed character to the search string and the search pattern now becomes
/foon which is not what I want .
Why am I seeing this issue and how can I fix this ?