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Re: editfiles and pattern matching

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: editfiles and pattern matching
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 12:27:40 -0400
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On Tue, 15 Jul 2003, address@hidden wrote:
> The only thing wierd about it is an implicit '^' at the start and
> '$' at the end.  If you want to override that, toss a '.*' before or
> after your pattern.  Not sure why Mark chose this approach, but I
> would assume the engine doesn't like multiline matches and the
> implied boundaries discourage people from trying it.

I think a simple option for "no implicit regex surround" would be
very nice for those who are used to Perl, grep, etc.  I would hope
it's not too hard to implement.


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