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Re: dired-move-to-filename-regexp

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: dired-move-to-filename-regexp
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 16:28:44 -0700
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Lars Hansen <address@hidden> writes:

> Yes, I now see it is documented with an example in a comment in
> dired-move-to-filename-regexp.
> But doesn't the ".*" make the "[0-9][kKMGTPEZY]?" superfluous?

No, because the "[0-9][kKMGTPEZY]?" forces the date to be preceded by
something that looks like a size.  Without it, there would be more
false matches of dates within file names, e.g., the file name
"foo bar 1 2000 baz" would contain a "date" that looks like "bar 1 2000".

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