I want to add 400 in every line where has text "finished".

Here text and regexp:

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as you can see the regexp is correct



Now I use this regexp in query-replace-regexp

replace by

\1\,(+ 400 (string-to-number \2))

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But the result is error:

replace-eval-replacement: Error evaluating replacement expression: (wrong-type-argument stringp nil)
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    In order to use '\1` and '\2' you need to define 2 capture groups in your regexp. – Juancho Nov 17 '19 at 15:19
  • @Juancho Thanks. This work: M-C-% ("finished":[\s-]*)([0-9]+) RET replace by -> \1\,(1+ (string-to-number \2))RET – a_subscriber Nov 17 '19 at 15:29

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