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Re: new member
Re: new member
Thu, 05 Oct 2006 10:58:54 GMT
Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (windows-nt)
"minidiapolis" <address@hidden> writes:
> Hello, I don't know if I'm in the right group. I'm a relatively new
> user to Emacs and I was wondering how I would do a search and have it
> delete the specific text. if someone could help me out, I would really
> appreciate it. Thanks, Mindy
Yes, you are in the right group!
Emacs is said to be (among others) a "self documenting" editor. This
is, in fact rather close to reality. I personally would recommend to
every new user to install a relatively new version (what contains the
full documentation by default) and start using C-h.
E.g. in your case:
* C-h i -> opens the documentation (Info)
* don't forget to read the "intro" on the top of the page: it describes
the most basic keys in an info window
* go to "Emacs" (second link) (and Enter)
* go to Concept Index
* search for "replace": C-s replace
* repeat C-s until you find what you need. In this case it can be:
"* global substitution: Replace."
Here (chapter 20.9) you see how to query replace, regexp replace, etc...
Well, you already need some Emacs-specific keys for these steps, but you
will remember them quite soon ;-)
You can check what a key would do by:
C-h k <here do the key sequence or mouse event>
C-h b shows all usable keys in the active window.
And C-x k closes ("kills") the unnecessary windows...