Want to exactly matching current word with below function.

function! My_Exact_Search ()
   let CurrentWord = expand("<cword>")
   exec "/\<".CurrentWord."\>"

But get error: E486: Pattern not found: <word>.
How to fix it?

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The * command does this natively.

The problem with your function is you need to escape your / or use literal-string (I recommend).

let @/ = '/\<'.CurrentWord.'\>'

You also should be using :normal to create the search.

execute "normal! /\\<".expand('<cword>')."\\>\<cr>"

For more help see:

:h *
:h literal-string
:h quote/
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  • Yes, * is working. Tried exec '/\<'.CurrentWord.'\>', but nothing happened. – Fisher Sep 4 '18 at 15:27
  • I just tried :execute '/\<'.expand('<cword>').'\> and it works for me – Peter Rincker Sep 4 '18 at 15:54
  • Yes, directly run the command is working, but if run from function then nothing is happening. – Fisher Sep 4 '18 at 16:05

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