Causes the search direction to proceed opposite of the original FIND or NFIND command.

If the original direction was forwards (due to a FIRST or NEXT operand, or by an implied NEXT operand) RFIND REVERSE will search backwards.

If the original direction was backwards (due to a LAST or PREV operand) RFIND REVERSE will search forwards.


RFIND repeats the find requested by the most recent FIND or NFIND command.

You can use this command to repeatedly find other occurrences of the search string. Note: RFIND is normally directly assigned to a defined keyboard key, although you can issue it directly from the command line.

RFIND is traditionally mapped to F5. You may find it convenient to map RFIND REVERSE to F5 with a modifier key, such as Shift-F5, though any desired key may be chosen.

The intent of the REVERSE option is to allow you to start a FIND operation in one direction, and then "change your mind" and search in the opposite direction, say, in case you passed up a line of interest and now you wish to 'go back' and find it again.

The RFIND command works the same way as it does in IBM ISPF. Many users will find the new SPFLite command RLOCFIND to be more useful than RFIND. See RLOCFIND - Repeat Previous Find or Locate Command for more information.

RFIND will repeat the "finding action" requested by the most recent DELETE, SPLIT or JOIN primary command.

See Working with SPLIT and JOIN Commands for more information.

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