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Regular expressions

Some types of regular expressions are supported by Glimpse. A regular expression search can be much slower that other searches. The following is a partial list of possible patterns. (For more details see the Glimpse manual pages.)

Regular expressions are currently limited to approximately 30 characters, not including meta characters. Regular expressions will generally not cross word boundaries (because only words are stored in the index). So, for example, "lin.*ing" will find ``linking'' or ``flinching,'' but not ``linear programming.''


Duane Wessels
Wed Jan 31 23:46:21 PST 1996