12 Searching and Replacement
Like other editors, Emacs has commands for searching for occurrences of
a string. The principal search command is unusual in that it is
"incremental": it begins to search before you have finished typing the
search string. There are also non-incremental search commands more like
those of other editors.
Besides the usual `replace-string' command that finds all
occurrences of one string and replaces them with another, Emacs has a
fancy replacement command called `query-replace' which asks
interactively which occurrences to replace.
- Incremental Search
- Search happens as you type the string.
- Non-Incremental Search
- Specify entire string and then search.
- Word Search
- Search for sequence of words.
- Regexp Search
- Search for match for a regexp.
- Syntax of regular expressions.
- Search Case
- To ignore case while searching, or not.
- Search, and replace some or all matches.
- Other Repeating Search
- Operating on all matches for some regexp.
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