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Re: multiline output variables.

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: multiline output variables.
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 13:42:32 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Stepan Kasal <address@hidden> writes:

> 1) I wrote:
>> ...  s/x\{23\}/yes/ ... is not portable
> Does anyone know whether I was true or not?  The autoconf manual doesn't
> mention this problem, and \{23\} is required by POSIX for BRE's.

Older BSD seds don't support it, if memory serves.

You can always rewrite the expression to avoid the {23}.

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