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Re: lynx-dev [PATCH] install-help on OS/2

From: T.E.Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev [PATCH] install-help on OS/2
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 11:00:47 -0400 (EDT)

> From: address@hidden 
> >In a recent note, Ilya Zakharevich said: 
> >> +        case "$pathcomp" in 
> >> +          [a-zA-Z]: )  ;;         # DOSISH systems 
> >             ^^^^^^^^ 
> >I believe this form of wildcard matching is non-POSIX syntax, but will 
> >it cause problems?  Mismatch because of unsupported feature may be 
> Hmm - non-POSIX?  what would be the POSIX syntax for doing it then? 
> I am rather confused - this notation is about as basic a regular expression 
> as it gets... 

Bourne shell doesn't take general regular expressions for pathnames - there
are exceptions.  (I would rather recode this to avoid using it in a case
statement, though since it's a legal Unix pathname).

> Larry W. Virden                 <URL: mailto:address@hidden> 
Thomas E. Dickey

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