Q68386: A Workaround for the MGREP Problem in M/MEP Version 1.02
Article: Q68386 Product(s): See article Version(s): 1.02 | 1.02 Operating System(s): MS-DOS | OS/2 Keyword(s): ENDUSER | | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 29-JAN-1991 In the M/MEP Editor version 1.02, there is a problem in the MGREP function; it will fail to find some matches to the query in the file. (This is due to certain regular-expression matches failing when they shouldn't.) Below is a macro that will use the MEGREP.EXE utility to search for a string, and return the results in the compile window. The benefits are: 1. It should be faster, especially under OS/2. 2. If run under OS/2, it will be a background process enabling you to continue working. Macro Code ---------- Add the following to your TOOLS.INI file. You can then assign it to a keystroke, if desired: megreplist:="*.c *.h" mg1:=copy arg "<megrep>" setfile mark emacsnewl mark paste begline mg2:="arg arg \"megrep \\\"" endline "\\\" " megreplist mg3:=" \" compile" begline arg endline execute setfile megrep:= mg1 mg2 mg3 The following is another option, which avoids using an extra pseudo-file: megreplist:="*.c *.h" mg:= copy arg "<clipboard>" setfile \ begfile "megrep \"" endline "\" " megreplist \ begline arg arg endline compile setfile Notes ----- 1. The first macro is in three parts due to line-length limits of the knowledge base; the macro could be just one line. The second macro uses line continuation characters to achieve the same result as breaking up the first macro. 2. The macro assumes that all files on disk are up to date.
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