There are a number of ways to search for a match in a file. One I use quite
often is hitting
* while the cursor is over the word I want to find
matches for. It searches forward jumping to the next occurrence of that
It turns out there is a way of doing the same thing, but searching backward
to the previous occurrence of the word. If you hit
# with the cursor over
a word, it will jump backward through the file until it finds an occurrence
of that word. Keep hitting
# to keep searching backward.
:h # for more details.