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skibud2 09-17-2003 11:14 PM

Emacs Frustration
Currently I am using emacs as a programming IDE and I have been getting very frustrated. I have been trying to do a simple find and replace for all files in one directory. Specifically, I am trying to replace "\?" with "?". I have tried to do a etags *.* for a terminal prompt and then a M-x tags-search-replace RET \? RET ?, and I have not been having much luck. Is this overly complicated or is it just me?

I never had any problems with things like this with MS Visual Studio. Makes me wonder if it is worth using emacs as an editor.

I know that Emacs is the defacto-standard but I am finding simple tasks are overly complicated. Does anyone have any suggestions that will make it easier?

skibud2 09-17-2003 11:36 PM

Ignore the last post.. easy enough - I used \\\? RET ? because it was looking for a regular exp. Damn noob :)

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