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How can I replace all in symbol manner?

EDIT in response to the question in your comment To use the regexp pattern as a default in your function, you could use the following code (note that here I have also somewhat improved the regexp and ...
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Read-only mode gets in the way when query-replacing text in multiple files

It turns out that all I needed to do was change all the files' permissions to read-write using the linux command "chmod 666 i.*". Then you can type "y" or space to make the change....
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Read-only mode gets in the way when query-replacing text in multiple files

When you hit SPC or y you're telling Emacs to change the text at the search hit. If its buffer is in read-only mode then Emacs tells you it can't change the text because it's read-only. Unfortunately,...
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