[pacman-dev] Bug with pacman -Ss

Scott Horowitz stonecrest at gmail.com
Fri Feb 23 16:47:05 EST 2007

On 2/23/07, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> Its not actually a bug. You are looking at pacman interpreting regular
> expressions, so '+' is a special character. You'll note that if you
> escape it like the following (and use quotes) it will work fine.
> pacman -Ss "dvd\+rw"

Perhaps pacman should search for both the regex and non-regex version?
Most people wouldn't complain about getting extra results they didn't
expect (i.e. all the regex matches here), but most _would_ complain if
they didn't get what they wanted.


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