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I have a sql file where I want to match the string "sk_term(" in the file when I am using

  :/sk_term(

it giving the following error

  E486: Pattern not found: sk_term(
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Parenthesis are almost always used as a grouping character, and to find them uniquely you need to escape them to be recognized as a character.

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as wbogacz suggested, try using parenthesis

:/sk_term\(
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giving error E54 : Unmatched ( – made_in_india Mar 16 '13 at 22:33
    
then is just :/sk_term( (it's the difference between vi and vim) – Kveri Mar 17 '13 at 1:12

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