I'm sure it's faulty
Which is why I'm asking for help
My regexes (in it's various forms) produce the output similar to:
and I'm wanting my regex to return the 2nd value, in this example, in this
The problem is the shell is taking the end anchor $ as the start of a
variable, and no matter how I escape it, it seems to never work.
I'm sorry for not explaining properly. Maybe the above would help.
On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 11:08 PM, Sahil Tandon <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Tim Judd <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > I've been trying for a few weeks to try to get this to work, and the
> > keeps snagging the command line before passing it to pkg_info
> > I'll use a different shell if I need to, but since I got everything
> > this one thing working, i'd rather keep it in sh
> > In the shell script, i have a
> > pkg_info -qLx "^$PKG-[0-9,._]+$"
> > also tried (-X)tended regex instead of the standard rege(-x).
> > sh keeps erroring out saying various $" isn't a valid variable name, or
> > pkg_info doesn't find the anything there. And it does exist. This all
> > around with me trying to automatically update a bunch of ports.
> > is outdated, but xorg-fonts-100dpi or xorg-fonts-75dpi isn't. So the
> > returns multiple values (as above). I just want the first, hence the
> > anchors.
> > Any ideas on how to get sh to let pkg_info see everything? Various
> > around the end $ just doesn't work. I'll keep working on it, but i'd
> > to see how you all would suggest getting it to work.
> I am not sure what the problem is, but are you just looking for the
> output of "pkg_info -qxL" on the *first* instance of xorg-fonts-*?
> % pkg_info -qL `pkg_info | grep xorg-fonts | head -1 | cut -d\ -f1`
> FWIW, your regexp also looks faulty.
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