I'm debugging a problematic function that imports another function with a similar name - read_table vs read.table. I've examined the file in sublime, which concludes that there are no instances of read.table.

However, when I run ?read.table, vim just iterates over all the instances of read_table. Is the period some sort of wildcard for vim search? How can I get around this problem to find the true instances of read.table?


A period means "any character" in a regular expression. Use \.:


See :help regexp for more details. Specifically, see :help /.

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