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Re: Query replace question

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Query replace question
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 07:40:20 -0700
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Robert Pluim <> writes:

>>>>>> On Thu, 17 Mar 2022 12:19:52 +0100, Ergus <> said:
>     Ergus> Hi:
>     Ergus> I am wondering if there is some functionality in vanilla to enable
>     Ergus> dynamic match highlight during query replace or query-replace regex
>     Ergus> while composing the regex? Similar to isearch lazy highlight,
>     Ergus> regex-highlight or re-builder; but for query-replace and the rest 
> of the
>     Ergus> replace family?
> You can search with isearch and then switch to query-replace with M-%
> from within isearch.

There's also re-builder, which is interactive. It can sort of serve as a
replacement for `isearch-forward-regexp', or you can copy the regexp
once you've got it right, and use it in regexp replace.

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