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Re: Cross Line Search


From: Joel J. Adamson
Subject: Re: Cross Line Search
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2007 15:48:51 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Alberto Simões <address@hidden> writes:

[...]

> Some times (fortunately not all the times) those words are on
> different lines (thus, with a new line in the middle) and the usual
> search method does not find it.
[...]


> The question is: is there any search function to help me on this? I
> know it is probably easy to write it, but as my lisp coding skills are
> near the bottom line, probably it is a good idea to ask first :)

What you need is a regular expression with a quoted newline (quoted in
the sense of a keystroke, not in the Lisp sense).  Something like

\([ 
]\)\(regular\)\1\(expression\)\1

will match "regular expression" or "regular expression" in Regexp
I-search (M-C-s, M-C-Sh-% for query-replace-regexp).  In the square
brackets, I inserted a newline with the key sequence "C-q C-j" The "C-q"
quotes the "C-j" so that it's interpreted as a newline.

HTH

Joel
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Joel J. Adamson
Biostatistician
Pediatric Psychopharmacology Research Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA  02114
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