(as used by man
) have a bunch of features (and i have trouble remembering more than 2 or 3 myself), but...h
gets us the h
elp screen (and q
the slash starts a search string, so.../-n
and then return
would find the first "-n" (case insensitive)
once a search is under way, n
finds the n
(shift-n) finds the previousesc-u
will get rid of the highlighting, if it becomes too distracting.
[check the help (h), it gets way
deeper than that.]
It may well confuse matters here that "n" was both the metacharacter (n for next) and also
what we were searching for in this example!
Hmm, it's an interesting kind of "case-insensitive" search: if we stick with lowercase, it will find any-and-all cases... but if we specify uppercase (using caps), then it becomes case-sensitive on us.
Note: before Tiger (or Panther? perhaps), man
. Ever since however, it uses less
. (just means that the text goes away when we q
[edit#42a: that may have more to do with the bash version than the OS.]