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Sometimes I want to replace [$] with \( and [/$] with \) either in the region or in the whole buffer. replace-string works well for that, except for requiring me to type the strings I want to replace. I would like to call it with these specific strings from an elisp function. How can I do that?

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From replace-string documentation:

This function is for interactive use only; in Lisp code use search-forward and replace-match instead.

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