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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] (old) TeX definitions and query-replace-regexp

From: Uwe Brauer
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] (old) TeX definitions and query-replace-regexp
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2014 09:58:23 +0200
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   > Hi Uwe,
   > 2014-08-09 21:15 GMT+02:00 Uwe Brauer <address@hidden>:

   > If you want to replace all occurrences of the regexp, using a `while
   > re-search-forward' + `replace-match' is a better idea.  Your error is
   > that you aren't specifying groups for the two arguments of the macro,
   > so you can't use them in the replace text.

   > The following should do the trick:
   > (while (re-search-forward "\\\\nv{\\([^}]*\\)}{\\([^}]*\\)}" nil t)
   >   (replace-match "\\\\|\\1\\\\|_{H^{\\2}}"))
   > but please note that it will automatically replace all occurrences of
   > \nv{...}{...}, so I'd suggest to try it in a test buffer.
   > `re-builder' is your friend when you want to build regexp ;-)

Thanks very much, usually since I am always worried about global
replacing I usually use query-replace and then when I am convinced I use
! To replace all.

Thanks also for pointing out re-builder.


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