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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Cygwin tester needed
Date Wed, 26 Mar 2003 08:06:27 GMT
On Tue, 25 Mar 2003, Stefan Moebius <> wrote:

> warning: unportable BRE: `^/.*': using `^' as the first character of
> the basic regular expression is not portable;

That's funny.

The GNU man pages of expr(1) are a bit vague here (they talk about
"anchored" expressions in context of the : operator) - at least the
man pages installed on my RedHat 7.3 box.

The FreeBSD and Mac OS X pages state that a leading ^ would be added
implicitly and it seems to work on Solaris as well.  So I think we'll
go without the leading ^.  This seems to be POSIX.2 conformant as

> So basically, the modification works as expected. 

Great, thanks.


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