Search term while reading man page

/foo
Will highlight search term i.e. "foo" across entire man page (scroll up or down to see) /term_to_search_for+Enter That is how to find things ;) /Enter (slash+empty string+Enter) will jump to the next occurence of previous searched item.

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By: knoppix5
2013-10-09 08:40:06

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What Others Think

Where's the 'fu' in this?
jedifu · 244 weeks and 3 days ago
n -> search next N -> search previous
meappy · 244 weeks and 1 day ago

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