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Author: Philip Hazel
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Subject: [pcre-dev] [Bug 1565] pcregrep doesn't correctly anchor start of subject
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           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |INVALID

--- Comment #2 from Philip Hazel <ph10@???> 2014-12-30 16:46:27 ---
I think this is a documentation problem. Grep programs apply patterns to files
line by line, so \A does indeed anchor to the start of a line, not to the start
of the whole file. I think all grep programs behave this way for ^, and \A is
just a variant of that.

Because you have used the -M option, the actual matching string is permitted to
extend over several lines, with (in this case) the newlines being matched by
\s. I have made a note to try to improve the documentation.

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