Commit 194ded59 authored by Eli Zaretskii's avatar Eli Zaretskii

Fix multiple spaces in Emacs manual

* doc/emacs/search.texi (Lax Search): Fix multiple consecutive
spaces in printed manual.
parent 57a5461e
......@@ -1187,15 +1187,16 @@ tailor them to your needs.
By default, search commands perform @dfn{lax space matching}:
each space, or sequence of spaces, matches any sequence of one or more
whitespace characters in the text. (Incremental regexp search has a
separate default; see @ref{Regexp Search}.) Hence, @samp{foo bar}
matches @samp{foo bar}, @samp{foo@w{ }bar}, @samp{foo@w{ }bar}, and
so on (but not @samp{foobar}). More precisely, Emacs matches each
sequence of space characters in the search string to a regular
expression specified by the variable @code{search-whitespace-regexp}.
For example, to make spaces match sequences of newlines as well as
spaces, set it to @samp{"[[:space:]\n]+"}. The default value of this
variable depends on the buffer's major mode; most major modes classify
spaces, tabs, and formfeed characters as whitespace.
separate default; see @ref{Regexp Search}.) Hence, @w{@samp{foo bar}}
matches @w{@samp{foo bar}}, @w{@samp{foo@ @ bar}},
@w{@samp{foo@ @ @ bar}}, and so on (but not @samp{foobar}). More
precisely, Emacs matches each sequence of space characters in the
search string to a regular expression specified by the variable
@code{search-whitespace-regexp}. For example, to make spaces match
sequences of newlines as well as spaces, set it to
@samp{"[[:space:]\n]+"}. The default value of this variable depends
on the buffer's major mode; most major modes classify spaces, tabs,
and formfeed characters as whitespace.
If you want whitespace characters to match exactly, you can turn lax
space matching off by typing @kbd{M-s @key{SPC}}
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