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Re: vi: '.' in search strings broken?

On Sat, 21 Feb 2009, Thomas Klausner wrote:
> I'm using vi on amd64-current from Feb 16.
> The dot ('.') doesn't seem to work in regex/search strings any longer.
>  [...]
> Anyone else seeing this?

Yes.  Well, I would have said "regular expressions are totally broken in
nvi".  A litte more systematic testing seems to show that most things
work, except:

   . doesn't match anything
   [] groups containing more than one character don't match anything

I have 5.99.7/i386 userland built from sources dated 2009-01-19 00:00

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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