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Re: manpage searches "^\s+keyword\s" vs. ???




Greetings, L A Walsh!

> I've always used "^\s+keyword\s" as a way to search for some
> keyword starting a section. 

Welcome to the club.

> On linux it still works, but on cygin it doesn't like '\s' as
> symbol for white space.

> Any idea why there might be a difference?

> I note an option that could do similar in less -- '&pattern'
> turns OFF single special characters, I tried that on linux
> and it turned off the '\s' matching space.  That's nice..um
> how about other way?

> Well didn't know if there might be some other op to go the
> other way, but didn't see anything.

> any ideas?

I've been puzzled by this since… forever, it seems.
This is something in less, but all the `man less` says is "regular expression
library provided by your system".
I guess this is down to compilation options at this point.


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With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 21:36:27

Sorry for my terrible english...
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