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

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Author: Nicolas Sitbon
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Subject: [pcre-dev] [Bug 1565] pcregrep doesn't correctly anchor start of subject
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--- Comment #7 from Nicolas Sitbon <nicolas.sitbon@???> 2014-12-31 08:34:43 ---
(In reply to comment #6)
> 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.
> Philip

No problem my bad. I hope one day this program will exist.

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