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Re: parenthesised regular expressions and non-greedy operator ? - non st


From: H.-Dirk Schmitt
Subject: Re: parenthesised regular expressions and non-greedy operator ? - non standard bash behaviour
Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2017 23:27:46 +0100

On Mo, 2017-12-04 at 16:49 -0500, Chet Ramey wrote:
> The thing is, bash doesn't "implement" its regular expressions, per
> se.
> Bash uses the Posix standard library functions (regcomp/regexec) if
> they
> are available in the C library when it's configured and built.  I'm
> not
> wild about adding a dependency on pcre, or a configure test for it,
> just
> to have two varieties of regular expressions available.
> 
> Chet

O.k.  – so close this as „not a bug“.


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