Escaping the Filter command's wildcards

Peter Haworth pete at
Sat May 25 20:42:35 EDT 2013

Well it sounds like it will support full rgexp in the near future courtesy
of Jan Schenkel and OSS.

lcSQL Software <>

On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 4:46 PM, Jeanne A. E. DeVoto <
revolution at> wrote:

> At 6:30 PM -0700 5/22/2013, Peter Haworth wrote:
>> I do find it strange that filter doesn't support full regexp syntax, seems
>> like RunRev would have had to write special code instead of using standard
>> regexp libraries which they use in other commands
> It was never supposed to be a regex command at all. The wildcard syntax is
> different (it's what's used in Unix shells - that's where it came from).
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> jeanne a. e. devoto
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