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bug #62997: an explanation is needed for putting a double quote plus blank in a nanorc regex

Submitter:  Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Submitted:  Thu 01 Sep 2022 07:27:54 AM UTC
 
Severity:  2 - Minor Status:  Fixed
Assigned to:  bens Open/Closed:  Open

Thu 01 Sep 2022 03:34:25 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Fixed in git, commit e7491920, by adding a paragraph that says that multiple regexes can follow each other, separated by blanks, which means that a regex cannot contain double-quote-plus-blank, and that either of the two characters should be put between square brackets.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Project Administrator
Thu 01 Sep 2022 07:27:54 AM UTC, original submission:  

To see what I mean, try to colorize a double-quoted word plus its surrounding spaces:

echo 'syntax default' >small.nanorc
echo 'color ,blue " "word" "' >>small.nanorc
src/nano --rc=small.nanorc README

See that nano complains about "Mistakes" in small.nanorc.  Type ^X to read the message: «Error ... on line 2: Regex strings must begin and end with a " character».

The problem is that for nano a regex ends when it finds a double quote followed by a blank (or end-of-line).  But this not mentioned anywhere in the man pages or the manual.

So... a paragraph needs to be added that explains this, and that suggests that when the combination 'double-quote blank' is needed, that either the double quote or the blank should be put between square brackets.  (And in the exceptional case that they are used together between square brackets, then the blank should come first -- but I think this one detail can be left to the reader to figure out.)

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Project Administrator

 

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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2022-09-01 bens StatusIn Progress Fixed
    2022-09-01 bens StatusNone In Progress
        Summaryexplanation is needed for double quote plus blank in a nanorc regex an explanation is needed for putting a double quote plus blank in a nanorc regex
    2022-09-01 bens Summarya nanorc regex cannot contain a double quote followed by a blank explanation is needed for double quote plus blank in a nanorc regex

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