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bug #61304: Contradiction about default type of regular expressions

Submitter:  Renaud Pacalet <pacalet>
Submitted:  Thu 07 Oct 2021 09:25:47 AM UTC
Category:  documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  None Fixed Release:  None
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Sun 08 May 2022 01:28:18 PM UTC, comment #1: 

That's a duplicate of bug #52592

See also bug #58384

Stephane Chazelas <stephanechazelas>
Thu 07 Oct 2021 09:25:47 AM UTC, original submission:  

In the documentation of findutils, section "2.1.2 Full Name Patterns", about the '-(i)regex' test:

"There are several varieties of regular expressions; by default this test uses POSIX basic regular expressions, but this can be changed with the option '-regextype'."

While about the '-regextype' option:

"If this option is not given, GNU Emacs regular expressions are assumed."

Unless GNU Emacs and POSIX basic regular expressions are the same this looks like a contradiction.

Renaud Pacalet <pacalet>


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