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Re: Searching across line breaks

From: spinner
Subject: Re: Searching across line breaks
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 04:00:35 -0700 (PDT)

This did not work for me. 
According to the links in my OP, some settings need to be customized to make
search-whitespace-regexp work across CRs (and other separators). But as I
said I find the documentation on this customization confusing. C-h v

Andreas Röhler wrote:
> Am 18.07.2011 05:57, schrieb spinner:
>> I've got text with carriage returns (CR) ending lines in my LaTex
>> documents.
>> isearch does not work for word strings with CRs separating the words. For
>> instance, isearch on 'George Washington' will not find:
>> George [CR]
>> Washington
>> I've looked online for a solution and found one source that describes the
>> issue but I'm confused what the customization to the
>> search-whitespace-regexp variable should be.
>> This link describes the confusion. I'm a new to emacs and can't figure
>> out
>> the variable settings.
>> Again, what is the proper setting in search-whitespace-regexp to search
>> across line breaks with carriage returns?
> M-x isearch-forward-regexp RET
> should enable the right thing here.
> Regards,
> Andreas

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