I'm using the Fish shell on openSUSE Tumbleweed (20200414). I am able to initially search for a string within an info page by typing '/string'. However, when I try to search for the next occurrence using 'n', I receive the following error at the bottom:

No 'Next' pointer for this node

In addition, searching backwards with 'p' produces a similar message (replaces 'Next' with 'Prev').

Is there a way to fix this? Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find anything online thus far.

As a workaround, is there a way to change the pager? Info pages seem to ignore $PAGER (I've set it using 'set -Ux PAGER most', which is working just fine on man pages).

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You're confusing info with less and other pagers. info doesn't use an external pager and does not implement the same set of keybindings as less and other pagers do. To jump to the next occurrence of the string press Control-x n or use other keybindings as described in info manual. Also, p and n are used for a completely different purposes:

n (next-node)
C-NEXT (on DOS/Windows only)

    Select the ‘Next’ node.

    The NEXT key is known as the PgDn key on some keyboards.
p (prev-node)
C-PREVIOUS (on DOS/Windows only)

    Select the ‘Prev’ node.

    The PREVIOUS key is known as the PgUp key on some keyboards.

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