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Re: Regular expressions and backslashes...


From: Adrian Phillips
Subject: Re: Regular expressions and backslashes...
Date: 03 Aug 2001 07:11:14 +0200
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>>>>> "Juri" == Juri Jensen <address@hidden> writes:
    >>  Stop the press !! I got it working using :-
    >> 
    >> ^ *;* *logon path = [\\][\\]%N[\\]USERPROFILES[\\]%U(
    >> +(;.*)?)?$
    >> 
    >> Try that and let me know if it works as it works using perl at
    >> least but I haven't checked with cfengine

    Juri> It works!!! Thanks!! Fast reply and an elaborate answer, I
    Juri> must say...

I suppose if we'd read the manual a bit more carefully :-

`[LIST]'
     Defines a list of characters which are to be considered as a single
     object (ORed). e.g. `[a-z]' matches any character in the range a to
     z, `abcd' matches either a, b, c or d.  Most characters are
     ordinary inside a list, but there are some exceptions: `]' ends the
     list unless it is the first item, `\' quotes the next character,
                                       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     `[:' and `:]' define a character class operator (see below), and
     `-' represents a range of characters unless it is the first or
     last character in the list.

Although it doesn't explain why \\\\ didn't work (without [])

Sincerely,

Adrian Phillips

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