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Re: Interative batch query-replace question


From: Ke Lu
Subject: Re: Interative batch query-replace question
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 18:25:03 +0900
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

I want do it only once.
I just want to call dired-do-query-replace-regexp
many times in a function.
The thing is the only the first call is excuted,
Don't you feel Is it strange?
Or it is the bug of dired?

Andreas Röhler <address@hidden> writes:

> Am Freitag, 30. November 2007 02:58 schrieb Ke Lu:
>> jp\\.co
>
> To question is: Must you do that just once and only
> renaming is at stake? If yes, I'd choose `wdired'.
>
> Should you have the same renamings to perform
> repeatedly and/or other tasks than renaming with this
> files--backups, contents changes or whatever--I would
> write a skript aside from dired.
>
> BTW the *Find*" buffer usually is
> write-protected. Editing them looks special for me.
>
> To get the appropriate files in directory I'd choose
> something like
>
> (let ((files (directory-files (expand-file-name (substitute-in-file-name 
> dir)) 
> t "jp\\.co$")))
>  (while files
>  (let ((file (car files)))
>  (when (file-exists-p file)
>
>  DO SOMETHING
>  (setq files (cdr files))))))
>
> ;;;;;;;
>
> For DO SOMETHING
>
> you could proceed
>
> (if      (string-match ...
>
>      ;; your interactive form
>     (y-or-n-p
>                  (rename-file ...
>
>                               DO MORE THINGS
>
> ;;;;;;;;;;;
>
> HTH
>
> Andreas Röhler


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