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Re: Error in the manual regarding the '=~' operator


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Error in the manual regarding the '=~' operator
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2020 09:40:35 -0400
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On 4/9/20 7:19 AM, Guebitz Roland wrote:
> Hello,
> in the section
> https://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/bash.html#Conditional-Constructs
> you have this example:
> [[ $line =~ [[:space:]]*?(a)b ]]
> The expression ?() is not part of the Posix ERE. It is part of bash pattern 
> matching: https://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/bash.html#Pattern-Matching

Thanks for the report. This was fixed in the devel branch last September,
the result of

https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-bash/2019-09/msg00042.html

Chet

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