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Re: Regular expression grouping not working?


From: Teemu Likonen
Subject: Re: Regular expression grouping not working?
Date: Sat, 08 Feb 2020 21:30:15 +0200

Douglas Lewan [2020-02-08T14:17:54-05] wrote:

> I'm writing some code that includes the regular expression \\([^/]+/\\), 
> (looking for a path on GNU/Linux) which doesn't match what I expect it 
> should.

Maybe your backslash escaping is wrong. In regular expressions the
grouping is made with \( \) but within Lisp strings backslash has a
special meaning too and those must be escaped "\\( \\)".

> Is there something I'm missing?

I think we need more information about your code and input data.

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