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Re: How to use [[ string =~ regexp ]]?


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: How to use [[ string =~ regexp ]]?
Date: Sun, 21 May 2006 15:55:35 -0400
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Peter Volkov <address@hidden> wrote:
> $ [[ "string" =~ "[a-z]" ]] && echo something
> something

[a-z] matches only one charater, but the pattern is not required to
match against the entire string.  You can force it to match the whole
string by using "^" to anchor the pattern to the beginning of the
string, and "$" to anchor it to the end:
[[ string =~ ^[a-z]$ ]]


paul




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