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Re: less 378 still not anchoring to \<word\>
Max Bowsher wrote:
> f wrote:
> > I just reinstalled "less" from the cygwin site.
> > It still doesn't seem to anchor to word boundaries
> > using regex(3) rules i.e. \<SomeWord\> doesn't
> > match anything, as does <SomeWord>. I read
> > a posting suggesing a solution by using perl
> > syntax (apparently):
> > /\bSomeWord\b
> > That works, but is there a known reason why
> > the regex notation doesn't work?
> Because less is linked with pcre(3), not regex(3).
Thanks, Max. The posting I saw did indeed mention
linking Perl, but I thought that meant added
features rather than different syntax. It looks
like I better accelerate my picking up of Perl.
Fred Ma, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carleton University, Dept. of Electronics
1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Canada, K1S 5B6
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