10.1 Section 10.1: Introducing the Emacs Search Commands
Emacs gives you several ways to search for a pattern within the buffer. Figure 10-1 shows a summary of the different search commands. At first, it looks overwhelming, but don’t worry. In almost all cases, it boils down to four simple ideas.
To search forward, press C-s and type what you want to find.
To search backward, press C-r and type what you want to find.
To remember the names, think of s for "search" and r for "reverse". As you are searching, the characters you type are called the SEARCH STRING.
If Emacs finds what you specified, you can ...