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Re: How to match regex in bash? (any character)

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: How to match regex in bash? (any character)
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 14:25:18 -0400
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On 9/29/11 12:06 PM, Greg Wooledge wrote:

>> As I mentioned previously, the best is to add a few examples in man
>> bash.
> I would not object to that, but I can't speak for Chet.

As I said, I will add examples to the info manual and some more
explanation to the man page.  Regular expressions are so fundamental
to Unix, though, I would expect familiarity with them as a given.

> Another option would be to refer to the POSIX definition of
> Extended Regular Expressions as a web site.  I wish they had
> better URLs, though.  The URL I have for it at the moment is
> http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/basedefs/xbd_chap09.html#tag_09_04

That's old (issue 6, Posix 2004).  The current one is


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