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RE: M-% in macro

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: M-% in macro
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 10:41:12 -0800

> For some reasons, I've to perform every day a series of 
> search/replace on a
> auto generated text file. I've no possibility to access the code that
> generate that file to correct the mistakes. So, what I did is 
> a macro in emacs that performs those search/replace all, that is
> with a "!" as last input of each search/replace command. My problem
> is that if there is no occurrence of one specific search that might
> appear on the next day, the "!" is understood as a typed character
> and not anymore as "replace all" and hence is inserted in the text,
> which is an annoyance.  Does anyone have a idea on how I could
> avoid that problem. Thanks. DA

Sounds like you do not really want/need a query-replace dialog.  See command

If you want to use Lisp instead of a keyboard macro for this, then see the note
in the `replace-string' doc string about what to use in Lisp.

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