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Re: Cygwin bash regexp matching doesn't treat "\b" properly
- From: aputerguy <nabble at kosowsky dot org>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 12:11:05 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: Re: Cygwin bash regexp matching doesn't treat "\b" properly
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OK - I think I found the answer which is that \b is a GNU extension not
recognized in cygwin.
So, I guess the question now is there an alternative way of recognizing word
In particular, I am trying to match a process id where $proc is a list of
one or more processes (awk'd from ps).
So, for example, I want to make sure that if $proc="123 456 789" that "456"
matches but not "45"
Perhaps, I could try adding white space as in
[[ " $proc " =~ " 456 " ]]
but not sure if that will always work.
So, what is the best way to do this without the "\\b" word boundary symbol?
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