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I just found I couldn't do the backward search with N anymore, it looks like to be overridden by some other plugins,

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Not sure how that happened, how do I find out which plugin got this?

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Execute :map N. That should tell you what N is mapped to.

Edit: As @ChrisJohnsen points out in a comment to this, :verbose map N will actually get you the most recent script that sets the mapping.

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Also, :verbose map N will tell you which plugin file created the mapping (in case it was not obvious from the rhs of the mapping). – Chris Johnsen Oct 23 '12 at 9:30
@ChrisJohnsen That's what was I looking for. I'd seen that method before, but couldn't remember it specifically. – kenny Oct 23 '12 at 17:29

A well known OS agnostic solution when conflicts appears to trace this, is to disable all plug-ins one by one and trying to search again with N. This is boring, but that will do the job.

Just for information, if you type ?, that will do it too.

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