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Re: Quoted regexp not matching string


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Quoted regexp not matching string
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2008 23:13:37 -0500
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Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
Machine: i486
OS: linux-gnu
Compiler: gcc
Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='i486' 
-DCONF_OSTYPE='linux-gnu' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='i486-pc-linux-gnu' 
-DCONF_VENDOR='pc' -DLOCALEDIR='/usr/share/locale' -DPACKAGE='bash' -DSHELL 
-DHAVE_CONFIG_H   -I.  -I../bash -I../bash/include -I../bash/lib   -g -O2 -Wall
uname output: Linux pravetz 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Fri Feb 1 04:59:50 UTC 
2008 i686 GNU/Linux
Machine Type: i486-pc-linux-gnu

Bash Version: 3.2
Patch Level: 33
Release Status: release

Description:
If a regular expression is quoted, it won't match the string. This is a change in behavior from 3.1.0 to 3.2.0.

Yes, it is, documented in the change log and manuals.  A quoted rhs is
matched as a string, like other conditional command operators.  The
issue is covered in question E14 of the most recent Bash FAQ.

(And, believe me, this has been discussed before.)

Chet

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