pcre regexps in git?

Anthony Heading ajrh@ajrh.net
Fri Feb 25 01:45:13 GMT 2022

On Thu, Feb 24, 2022, at 4:32 PM, Adam Dinwoodie wrote:
> I'll see what I can do to get it working again for you!

Adam, that is so nice of you,  thank you!

On Thu, Feb 24, 2022, at 6:54 PM, Allen Hewes wrote:
> Am I missing something?

yup,  "git grep" not "grep"

On Thu, Feb 24, 2022, at 7:27 PM, Yasuhiro Kimura wrote:
> On my 64bit Windows 10 PC `git grep -P` works fine with both cygwin64 and cygwin32.

... which gave me that sinking embarrassing feeling that maybe I had made my own samizdat build of git in a rush one day and left it lying on my path...   :-O   but I think git checks for plain strings before calling the regex engine

/src/zsh% git grep -P _cygpath
Etc/ChangeLog-4.1:      Completion/Cygwin/Command/_cygpath,
Etc/ChangeLog-4.1:      Completion/Cygwin/Command/_cygpath,
Etc/ChangeLog-4.3:      Completion/Cygwin/Command/_cygpath,
/src/zsh% git grep -P _cygp.th
fatal: cannot use Perl-compatible regexes when not compiled with USE_LIBPCRE

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