[sf-perl] grep -P

David Fetter david at fetter.org
Wed Jan 6 13:35:49 PST 2010

On Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 01:31:45PM -0800, David Alban wrote:
> eh...    mah...    gawd...  !
> from the grep man page on a red hat enterprise linux machine:
>        -P, --perl-regexp
>               Interpret PATTERN as a Perl regular expression.
> wonder how long that's been there without me knowing about it.

Probably PCRE, which is great for biting yourself on the butt just
when you thought you were safe to use all of Perl's regex. :P

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