svn commit: r187279 - in stable/6/lib/libc: . inet regex sys

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Wed Jan 14 20:32:55 PST 2009

Author: keramida (doc committer)
Date: Thu Jan 15 04:32:53 2009
New Revision: 187279

  MFC 182795 from /head
  Add two example regexps: (1) one for matching all the characters
  that belong in a character class, and (2) one for matching all
  the characters *not* in a character class.
  Submitted by:   Mark B, mkbucc at

  stable/6/lib/libc/   (props changed)
  stable/6/lib/libc/inet/inet_net_pton.c   (props changed)
  stable/6/lib/libc/sys/   (props changed)

Modified: stable/6/lib/libc/regex/re_format.7
--- stable/6/lib/libc/regex/re_format.7	Thu Jan 15 04:31:55 2009	(r187278)
+++ stable/6/lib/libc/regex/re_format.7	Thu Jan 15 04:32:53 2009	(r187279)
@@ -288,6 +288,14 @@ These stand for the character classes de
 A locale may provide others.
 A character class may not be used as an endpoint of a range.
+A bracketed expression like
+.Ql [[:class:]]
+can be used to match a single character that belongs to a character
+The reverse, matching any character that does not belong to a specific
+class, the negation operator of bracket expressions may be used:
+.Ql [^[:class:]] .
 There are two special cases\(dd of bracket expressions:
 the bracket expressions
 .Ql [[:<:]]

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