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TIL: * and # in vim

Last updated: Fri May 05 2023

When in normal mode in vim, you can use * to start searching forwards for the word underneath the cursor and # to search backwards. You can then use n and N to jump forward and backward, like a regular search. You can also use g* and g# to find matches that aren’t a whole word themselves, e.g. find line by searching on in.