[pcre-dev] [Bug 1565] pcregrep doesn't correctly anchor star…

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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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--- Comment #6 from Philip Hazel <ph10@???> 2014-12-30 18:55:09 ---
On Tue, 30 Dec 2014, Nicolas Sitbon wrote:

> with the -M I was expecting the subject string to be the whole file even if you
> split it internally in chunk of buffer size. I'm really looking for a program
> that can match in a whole file and not just line by line.

I'm sorry that pcregrep doesn't do the job you want. I will make its
documentation clearer in due course. It would be possible to write a
program that does match a whole file using the underlying PCRE library,
because there are enough features to handle subject strings in chunks,
but there might be issues with very large files.


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