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Re: regexp/emacs selective replace

From: Joost Kremers
Subject: Re: regexp/emacs selective replace
Date: 25 Nov 2009 12:11:50 GMT
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m121212 wrote:
> Thanks for your repsonses!  The solution for me in the end was just to record
> a keyboard macro.  Do you use a particular guide for regexps?

(info "(emacs) Regexps")

>  Also, could
> you explain this part:  {[^}]*} *$ RET ?

see the above info node. ;-) { and the final } are just literal characters,
[...] describes a set of alternatives. ^ negates such a set, so that [^}]
matches any character other than }.

note that {[^}]*} could also have been written as {.*?} (which IHMO is a bit
clearer and easier to read).

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