editors/nano problem with nanorc regexps

Christian Weisgerber naddy at FreeBSD.org
Wed Jun 30 12:56:50 PDT 2004

Jacek Wotka:

> i don't now much about nanos design, never looked into
> the code, but i think the root of this "bug" could be
> a different implementation of regexps on (free)bsd in
> contrast to gnu/linux. i don't know if there's an
> alternative way to express what "\<" and "\>" should do,
> if there is (i didn't find one), then how does it look
> like. if there isn't, i am asking you (maintainer or
> someone else), if it can be fixed.

POSIX doesn't specify any expression to match word boundaries.
\< and \> are GNU extensions.  BSD offers [[:<:]] and [[:>:]] for
this, see re_format(7).

Christian "naddy" Weisgerber                          naddy at mips.inka.de

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