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Re: unexpected match of s command regexp at ^

From: Christoph Anton Mitterer
Subject: Re: unexpected match of s command regexp at ^
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2022 06:55:50 +0100
User-agent: Evolution 3.42.2-1

Hey Davide.

Seems I had overseen your reply back then and saw it just now by
accident when looking for something else in the archives. O:-)

On Tue, 2021-09-28 at 20:06 +0200, Davide Brini wrote:
> Because you're doing \(....\)* which matches ZERO or more instances
> of
> what's inside the parentheses. In this particular case, it matches
> zero
> instances.


> you're not using the /g modifier
> to the
> s/// command, so only the first match is replaced.

Damn... it's so obvious.

Thanks for your hint... no idea why I couldn't see that myself ^^


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