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Re: replace regex takes long

From: Peter Dyballa
Subject: Re: replace regex takes long
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2006 00:36:56 +0200

Am 15.04.2006 um 23:29 schrieb Gary Wessle:

M-x query-replace-regex <RET> +<RET><ONE SPACE>
the file size is 4162111 with 77000 lines on PentiumIII 500, it has
been 10 minutes so I opened another emacs processor to write and post this.
is there a problem with my command and why it is taking that long?

Yes, because the command needs your co-operation. And if you don't press "yes" no change will be made.

and for how much longer?

That's really hard to tell! You might fail to finish because of death or your fingers failing to type or you might fall asleep. Your keyboard might break. Power might fail.

I think replace-regexp can be much faster.



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