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Re: Word boundary anchors \< and \> not parsed correctly on the right si
Re: Word boundary anchors \< and \> not parsed correctly on the right side of =~
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 10:50:05 -0400
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On 7/10/18 9:02 AM, Paulo Marcel Coelho Aragão wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 08:27:18AM -0400, Greg Wooledge wrote:
>> Bash uses ERE (Extended Regular Expressions) here. There is no \< or \>
>> in an ERE.
> Thanks for the reference. The document lists only ^ and $ as anchors.
> However, this indicates to me that bash recognizes \< \> as word anchors:
No, it doesn't. It indicates that the system's POSIX regular expression
implementation has extensions.
> Empirically all this demonstrates:
> 1. bash recognizes \< \> \b as word anchors
No, it doesn't.
> 2. bash doesn't evaluate them correctly when used as literals
Yes, it does. It may not conform to your assumptions.
> 3. bash evaluates them correctly when used with parameter expansion
No. It passes them to the system's POSIX regexp library function, which
understands them as an extension.
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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU address@hidden http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/
Re: Word boundary anchors \< and \> not parsed correctly on the right side of =~, Chet Ramey, 2018/07/10