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Subject: [linux-help] Re: Regexp question
From: Steven Saner <ssaner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2000 12:05:44 -0600
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Is this a perl regexp? If so you can use !~ to invert a regexp. So you
could do:

if ($var !~ m/foobar.*/)

That would be true only if $var does not match m/foobar.*/

If you are using a regexp with grep on the command line, you can do a
similar thing with the -v option.

grep -v 'foobar.*' file

That will return all lines in the file that do not match foobar.*

Is that what you are after?

On Fri, Nov 10, 2000 at 05:24:56PM -0600, Jesse Kaufman wrote:
> Ok, I'm trying to get a regexp working to do the following:
> match anything that does not match /foobar.* and return it (ie: using
> "()"'s)...  how would someone go about negating an entire regexpression
> (if that's what you'd call it..)?
> ie:
> "/foobar/blah" would match the above
> "/foobar" would match the above
> "/test" would not, and "/test" would be returned
> thanks,
> gLaNDix
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