expression, and then asks you which action to perform. You can choose among:
Backward' or `
Forward'); this choice will also modify the value of the back search flag. See SearchBack.
This command is mainly useful for interactive editing.
RepeatLast are more suited to macros.
If no find string was ever specified, you can enter it on the input line. If the optional argument string is not specified, you can enter it on the input line, the default being the last string used. When the last search was a regular expression search (see FindRegExp), there are some special features you can use in the replace string (see Regular Expressions) .
Note that normally a search starts just one character after the cursor.
Replace is invoked, the search starts at the character
just under the cursor, so that you can safely
Find a pattern
Replace it without having to move back.
is no trace in the macro of your interaction with
ne during the
replacement process. When the macro is played, you will have again to choose
which actions to perform. If you want to apply automatic replacement of
strings for a certain number of times, you should look at ReplaceOnce,
ReplaceAll and RepeatLast.