search-forward - Search for a string in the forward direction
search-backward - Search for a string in the backward direction
n search-forward "string" (C-x s)
n search-backward "string" (C-x r)
search-forward searches for a string from the current cursor position to the end of the file. The string is typed on the bottom line of the screen, and terminated with the <ESC> key. Special characters can be typed in by preceding them with a ^Q. A single ^Q indicates a null string. On successive searches, hitting <ESC> alone causes the last search string to be reused.
The numeric argument n is interpreted as follows:-
n > 0
n < 0
search-backward searches backwards in the file. In all other ways it is like search-forward.
The command returns a status of FALSE if the string could not be located (or nth string where n occurrences are requested). If the string is found within the given search criteria the return status is TRUE.
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Last Modified: 2005/01/15
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