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RE: Unable to match octal character


From: Boylan, Ross
Subject: RE: Unable to match octal character
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 20:52:04 +0000

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From: Drew Adams address@hidden
Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 1:34 PM
To: Boylan, Ross; address@hidden
Subject: RE: Unable to match octal character

> I have a file with some characters that display in the emacs buffer as
> \203.  Yet when I search for that, using C-s C-q 203 <ret> I can't match it.
> Likewise if I use search and replace.

Works for me.  Do you see the same thing if you start Emacs using
`emacs -Q' (no init file)?

YES

What happens if you do this, starting from emacs -Q:

1. In *scratch*, move point into the text somewhere and use
   `C-q 203 RET' to insert the \203 character.

2. `M-<'

3. `C-s C-q 2 0 3 RET'

THE SEARCH SUCCEEDS.

Ross



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