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[ale] regex question?



Fletch wrote:
> 
> >>>>> "esoteric" == esoteric  <Geoffrey> writes:
> 
> [...]
> 
>     >> '03/(19|20)/02'

This will match 03/120/02 or 03/190/02. Re operators
bind to the adjacent atoms, so if you want an operator
to apply to more than a single character, you need a
group:

03/(19)|(20)/02

will match 03/19/02 or 03/20/02, and only those.

Hoping egrep syntax hasn't changed since last time I
read the man page,

-- Joe
  Using open-source software: free.
  Pissing Bill Gates off: priceless.

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