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Re: =~ no longer working in bash-4.1

From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: =~ no longer working in bash-4.1
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 10:16:28 -0400
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On Tue, Jun 08, 2010 at 02:23:48PM +0200, Farkas Levente wrote:
> -----------------------------
> if [[ "abc" =~ "abc.*" ]]; then echo inside; else echo outside; fi
> -----------------------------
> this give "inside" up to 4.0, but it gives "outside" in 4.1.

If you want the .* to be taken as a regular expression, rather than a literal
period and asterisk, you must remove the quotes from around it.

  if [[ abc =~ abc.* ]]; then echo match; else echo no match; fi

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