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12.7 Replacement Commands

Global search-and-replace operations are not needed as often in Emacs as they are in other editors, but they are available. In addition to the simple replace-string command which is like that found in most editors, there is a query-replace command which asks you, for each occurrence of a pattern, whether to replace it.

The replace commands all replace one string (or regexp) with one replacement string. It is possible to perform several replacements in parallel using the command expand-region-abbrevs. See Expanding Abbrevs.