When searching with /pattern in vim, the cursor lands at the start of the pattern. This is not always ideal. By adding /e to the end of your search pattern, you can have the cursor land at the end of the search pattern. This can come in handy when you would like to cycle through a number of instance of a search pattern and repeat an edit with the dot operator ..

Consider the following where you’d like to remove a parameter from multiple method calls:

some_method(param1, param2, param3)
some_method(param1, param2, some_other)
some_method(param1, param2, another_yet)
some_method(param1, param2, and_so_on)

Executing a search /param2,/e will land you on the comma after param2. Then executing dt) will delete up to the ) character. Using n followed by . will skip to the next occurrence of param2,, and the dot will repeat the previous delete to right praren. A few repeats of n followed by . and our work is finished:

some_method(param1, param2)
some_method(param1, param2)
some_method(param1, param2)
some_method(param1, param2)

Not surprisingly, there are a number of search modifiers that will impact cursor positioning. The following excerpt from :help search-offset:

The offset gives the cursor position relative to the found match:
    [num]	[num] lines downwards, in column 1
    +[num]	[num] lines downwards, in column 1
    -[num]	[num] lines upwards, in column 1
    e[+num]	[num] characters to the right of the end of the match
    e[-num]	[num] characters to the left of the end of the match
    s[+num]	[num] characters to the right of the start of the match
    s[-num]	[num] characters to the left of the start of the match
    b[+num]	[num] identical to s[+num] above (mnemonic: begin)
    b[-num]	[num] identical to s[-num] above (mnemonic: begin)
    ;{pattern}  perform another search, see |//;|

If a '-' or '+' is given but [num] is omitted, a count of one will be used.
When including an offset with 'e', the search becomes inclusive (the
character the cursor lands on is included in operations).

Examples:

pattern			cursor position	~
/test/+1		one line below "test", in column 1
/test/e			on the last t of "test"
/test/s+2		on the 's' of "test"
/test/b-3		three characters before "test"

Happy searching!