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RE: Regular Expressions on the Package Search Page




Achim Gratz sent the following at Tuesday, August 01, 2017 2:22 PM
>
>> On the Cygwin Package Search page
>> <https://cygwin.com/cgi-bin2/package-grep.cgi>
>> either regular expression matching doesn't work or way to let the
>> search engine know that one is looking for a regex needs to be
>> documented.
>
>Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] writes:
>
>You rather have the wrong expectations w.r.t. the text you are
>attempring to match.
>> Found 769 matches for /usr/share/
>
>If you click on one of those results you'll see that the only thing this
>matches are symlink targets. The actual file paths don't start with a
>slash (they are relative to /) and they are not the beginning of a line
>either.

Ahhh .....

Thanks.

- Barry
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