[Pdx-pm] regex regex

Austin Schutz tex at off.org
Thu Jan 27 10:41:40 PST 2005

On Thu, Jan 27, 2005 at 10:08:15AM -0800, Michael Rasmussen wrote:
> I have a number of scripts that filter directory contents checking for particular file names.
> Today I was asked "will a file named PDX200501270800KEYW.msg be processed by one of your scripts?"
> In reality the search is easy because I'll look for the program that handles the work for this particular business group.  
> However, let's say I had to go through a large (i.e., bigger than I want to vgrep) number of 
> source files. I'd want a program to look for regexes and then see if this filename would
> match.
> So I need a regex to find regexes.  Or do I?  Perhaps search for m|(/.*?/)| and then
> strip the /s and eval the remainder.
> Comments?

	well it's a good start, but it's not guaranteed to hit everything.
You have a few problems to cover, such as:

if( /foo/ or /bar/ ) {

m{foo} && .... 


and the multiline /x regexes, like


	..but it's a good start. If you have a specific directory of scripts
to look at you can probably test for the existence of all these. But make
sure you cover everything in `perldoc perlre`.


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