search - drop-in replacement for Vile's search facilities
perl "use search"
:perl-fsearch :perl-rsearch :perl-search-next :perl-search-prev
and then provide responses to the ensuing prompts.
The search package contains perl subroutines which are intended as a drop in replacement for vile's search facilities. Not all features (such as visual matches) are implemented yet.
These bindings are proper motions, however, so things like 'dn' or 'd/foo' will work as expected.