Linux – How to search for a word or a phrase in the Linux ‘man’ command and cycle through the found solutions


When looking for a certain word or phrase in the man page of Linux command, one can type '/' followed by the word or phrase to search for it.

What I'd like to be able to do is to search for the next occurrence of the word or phrase without having to type it out again. Kinda like when you use ctrl+f in a browser to search for a word, and then press enter to find the next occurrence of that word.

If this is possible to do, how do I do it?

Best Answer

Use n and ShiftN for the next and previous matches.

(The default pager used for manual pages is less, which has similar shortcuts to those in the vim text editor.)