SPUG: [OT] procmail extended regexp Re: Regular Expression

John W. Krahn krahnj at telus.net
Thu Jul 7 15:05:10 PDT 2005

John Costello wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Jul 2005, Duane Blanchard wrote:
>>My favorite online reference is http://www.regular-expressions.info/
>>which covers more material for more environments than I can fathom.
> Related to regular expressions, does anyone know of a good discussion of 
> procmail's regular expressions?  I encountered an odd example (discussed 
> earlier this month on LondonPM) in which I wasn't sure if procmail would 
> treat $? as an environment variable or an optional end-of-line character.

You can't use quantifiers with zero-width assertions because they match at a 
position in the string not any characters.  If you want an optional 
end-of-line you have to do something like "($|)" (match end-of-line or nothing.)

use Perl;

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