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Re: replace-string limitation?

From: Rafael Sepúlveda
Subject: Re: replace-string limitation?
Date: 05 Oct 2000 23:08:45 -0500
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pohl <> writes:

> I'm familiar with the replace-string trick used to clean DOS
> carriage returns, but I'm curious about doing something slightly
> different: replacing some string with a unix newline.
> For example, imagine that I'd like to replace all instances
> of <BR> with an actual newline character.  How would I do this?

I use this functions to convert text files between dos and unix and
viceversa. Maybe you can use them and modify them to meet your needs:

(defun dos2unix ()
 "Convert a buffer from MS-DOS ^M end of lines to UNIX end of lines."
    (goto-char (point-min))
      (while (search-forward "\r" nil t) (replace-match "")))
(defun unix2dos ()
  "Convert a buffer from UNIX end of lines to MS-DOS ^M end of lines."
    (goto-char (point-min))
      (while (search-forward "\n" nil t) (replace-match "\r\n")))

Rafael Sepúlveda <>

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