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Re: built-in regex matches wrong character

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: built-in regex matches wrong character
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2018 10:17:10 -0400
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On 9/5/18 4:39 PM, Eric Blake wrote:

> Or, you can use bash's 'shopt -s globasciiranges' which is
> supposed to enable Rational Range Interpretation, where even in non-C
> locales, a character range bounded by two ASCII characters takes on the C
> locale definition of only the ASCII characters in that range, rather than
> the locale's definition of whatever other characters might also be
> equivalent (actually, while I know that shopt affects globbing, I don't
> know if it also affects regex matching - but if it doesn't, that's probably
> a bug that should be fixed).

Since bash uses the C library's regexp engine, and most C libraries don't
implement RRI, much less expose it as a flags option available via
regcomp(), there's no reason to expect that globasciiranges would have
any effect on regular expression matching.

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