A bug in regx handling???
I am cleaning up some html code, using sed to standardize the
formatting. I was searching for specific instances of code to amend
I was looking for instances like <a name="s1s1">
Example text in a file: ( here named, quite originally, temp )
<p class="section-f"></a><a name="s8"></a>8.</b></a>
And # grep -h '[0-9]s[0-9]*">' temp
Returns nothing (which is the expected result: there are no
# grep -h '[0-9]*s[0-9]*">' temp
Returns the example line with the 's[0-9]">' highlighted.
Note that the character before the 's' is either " or #
Can anyone explain what is happening?. This isn't politics so the group
[0-9] should not equal [0-9"#]. Or even [0-9\"\#].
R. Geoffrey Newbury
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