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bug#31796: 27.1; dired-do-find-regexp-and-replace fails to find multilin

From: Drew Adams
Subject: bug#31796: 27.1; dired-do-find-regexp-and-replace fails to find multiline regexps
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 09:37:43 -0800 (PST)

> >> >  Multiple > Search >
> >> >    Query Replace Using TAGS Table...   M-q
> >> >    Query Replace Using `find'...       Q
> >>
> >> dired-do-find-regexp-and-replace could be left bound to Q, but
> >> dired-do-query-replace-regexp could be bound to M-% in Dired.
> >
> > For the latter, I use `M-q' (not `M-%').
> > I suggest that vanilla Emacs do the same.
> >
> > These two commands have quite similar purposes.
> > I suggest that they have similar keys.
> >
> > Also, `M-%' has its normal meaning when Dired
> > has been toggled to writable (WDired).  That
> > key should be kept for its normal purpose, IMO.
> 'M-q' has its normal meaning of filling the paragraph,
> so it would be confusing to use other meaning in Dired.

How do you think filling a paragraph is useful
in Dired (or WDired)?  I don't follow you, here.

> While finding a good short key would be nice, here is a patch
> that for consistency with 'M-s a M-C-s' also adds 'M-s a M-C-%':

Count me out as favorable for that suggestion.
(Just one opinion.)

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