Standard Library

Mark Wieder mwieder at
Sat Aug 23 18:42:17 CEST 2014


Friday, August 22, 2014, 11:36:11 PM, you wrote:

> So I looked into this and there is NO requirement to use \ to delimit
> the / char in PCRE grep. On further investigation it appears to be a
> limitation of the online grep tester which uses the / char to enclose
> the grep string so the server knows what you want to test.

Use of the forward slash char (/) is fairly common to delineate
strings, at least in linux/perl circles. Normally any char can be used
so long as it doesn't appear in the strings to be tested or replaced,
but it's very common to see something like

echo day | sed s/day/night/

-Mark Wieder
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