I am trying to match a regex using this code

(search-backward-regexp "\n[\t\n ]*?\n" nil "NOERROR" 1)

search-backward-regexp documenation says

Set point to the beginning of the match, and return point.

How can I set point to end of match?


After running the search, go to match-end. (Included fix from Dan's answer)

(when (search-backward-regexp "\n[\t\n ]*\n" nil 'noerror)
  (goto-char (match-end 0)))

From the docstring of search-backward-regexp:

See also the functions match-beginning, match-end, match-string, and replace-match.

  • Are see also functions generated programmatically or documented manually? – ChillarAnand Aug 25 '15 at 5:26
  • @ChillarAnand they are manually written in the docstring. – Malabarba Aug 25 '15 at 10:42

This is a minor modification to @Malabarba's answer. It only goes to match-end if your search succeeds. Otherwise, the goto-char will send you off to wherever you had a successful match on a prior regexp search (whether you initiated it, or some other function used it under the hood), which could lead to astonishing jumps.

(when (search-backward-regexp "\n[\t\n ]*\n" nil 'noerror)
  (goto-char (match-end 0)))

Probably best to wrap this in a function.

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