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Re: + vs. [^/]* - Regular Expression bug?

From: Marc Herbert
Subject: Re: + vs. [^/]* - Regular Expression bug?
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 09:34:26 +0000
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> * means zero or more characters. It found zero and stopped.

I do not think that using a '*' star alone ever makes sense since it is
always matches.

The star is useful when anchored to something else. Like for instance
in:   .*Khodabocus

'+' is a star anchored to something.

Anyway this has nothing to do with bash.

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