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Re: Can't get replace-match to replace intended match-data


From: Ehud Karni
Subject: Re: Can't get replace-match to replace intended match-data
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 22:13:02 +0200

On Sat, 29 Sep 2001 20:54:33 +0200 (MET DST), Jonas Jarnestrom <address@hidden> 
wrote:
> 
> #######################################################################
> #
> # Target: <cpmerge_dir>
> # Doc: <bla bla bla bla>
> #
> # Type: <user config>
> 
> I want to replace the contents in between the first brackets with the
> function:
> 
> (defun cs-head-set-target ()
> ""
>   (interactive)
>     (goto-char (point-min))
>     (and (re-search-forward "Target: +<\\(.*\\)>"  400 'noerr)
                                            ^      
    change the . to [^>]           here-----+

>        (replace-match "perka" nil nil nil 1))
>   )

Regular expressions matches the MAXIMUM possible string. If your search
was not limited to 400 characters, Your expression would have taken
from the 1st "Target: <" up to the last ">" in your file.

Ehud.


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