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Re: Pattern substitution insensitive to case?


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Pattern substitution insensitive to case?
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 09:19:16 -0400
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On 9/11/13 5:12 AM, Davide Baldini wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Bash doesn't seem to provide a handy way to perform search-and-replace on
> strings in a case-insensitive manner.
> 
> The parameter expansion "${parameter/pattern/string}" is not influenced by
> the shell options "nocaseglob" and "nocasematch", at least in Bash version
> 4.2.37. Is this intended?

Yes, neither option applies to pattern replacement word expansion.  I will
consider that extension for a future version of bash.

Chet

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