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Re: inserting files multiple times


From: Jim McCloskey
Subject: Re: inserting files multiple times
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2001 12:00:16 -0700
User-agent: WEMI/1.13.7 (Shimada) FLIM/1.13.2 (Kasanui) Emacs/20.7 (i386-debian-linux-gnu) MULE/4.0 (HANANOEN)

"Dennis P. Wall" <address@hidden> wrote:

|> does anyone know of a way to conduct a query-replace in which the 
|> replacement item is the content of another file?

Well, it's a horrible kludge, but .... you can insert the contents of
the file into a register (call it `n') with Ctl-x x n, then do M-x
query-replace.  When you're promted for the replacement string, you
can insert the contents of the register into the minibuffer with 
Ctl-x g n.

I don't know what, if any, the size-limits are for registers (or for
the minibuffer), but if such limitations aren't an issue, this works,
I believe. Not exactly elegant though ....

Jim





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