The Editor provides a wide range of facilities to search for and replace text. The examples below introduce you to the basic principles; please refer to the LispWorks Editor User Guide for a complete description of the facilities available.
The cursor is placed immediately after the next occurrence in the current buffer of the string you specified. To search the buffer from the start, rather than the current point, check From Top and click Find Next . To search upwards, select Up in the Direction panel and click Find Next . To search again for a string that you previously searched for, select the string from the Find what list and click Find Next .
After you have used the Find dialog, you can use
Edit > Find Next
Command+G to find the next occurrence of the last string for which you searched using the dialog, without raising the dialog again.
Ctrl+S to perform an
(in which every character you type further refines the search). A prompt appears in the echo area, asking you to type a string to search for. As soon as you start typing, the search commences.
This continues until you stop typing, or until the Editor fails to find the string you have typed in the current buffer. If at any point this does occur, the prompt in the echo area changes to reflect this. For instance, if your file contains the word "defun" but no word beginning "defm", the prompt changes to
Failing I-Search: defm
You can search for text and replace it with other text using the Edit > Replace... menu item. Type a string to search for and a string to replace it with in the Replace dialog that appears, and click Find Next . The cursor is placed immediately after the next occurrence in the current buffer of the string you specified. To replace this occurrence and locate the next one, click Replace . To leave this occurrence as it is and locate the next one, click Find Next . Note that this type of searching is not incremental.
equalin the Find what box:
equalpin the Replace with box and click Find Next .
Note: Both Edit > Find... and Edit > Replace... start searching from the current position in the buffer. When the end of the buffer is reached, you are asked whether to start again at the beginning. To start from the top of the buffer initially, check the From Top option before searching.
LispWorks IDE User Guide (Macintosh version) - 12 Feb 2015