Simple Strings


The most basic regular expression is a simple string that contains no special characters except the delimiters. A simple string matches only itself (Table A-1). In the examples in this appendix, the strings that are matched are underlined and look like this.

Table A-1. Simple strings

Regular expression

Matches

Examples

/ring/

ring

ring, spring, ringing, stringing

/Thursday/

Thursday

Thursday, Thursday's

/or not/

or not

or not, poor nothing





A Practical Guide to UNIX[r] for Mac OS[r] X Users
A Practical Guide to UNIX for Mac OS X Users
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