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Re: another newbie question -- auto-mode-alist regexp


From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: another newbie question -- auto-mode-alist regexp
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 23:56:57 GMT

In article <address@hidden>,
Robert P. J. Day <address@hidden> wrote:
>never mind, i finally found it in the elisp info manual.
>apparently, \' matches the empty string, but only at the end
>of the buffer or string being matched.
>
>so, AFAICT, it appears to serve the same purpose as a trailing
>$ to match end of string.

$ also matches the end of a line.  If you ever encounter a filename
containing an embedded newline, it would make a difference.

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Barry Margolin, address@hidden
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