[pacman-dev] Bug with pacman -Ss

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Wed Feb 28 00:33:06 EST 2007

On 2/23/07, Scott Horowitz <stonecrest at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Can you (Scott or anyone else with an interest in it) file this as a
feature request? You can assign it to me if you have the permissions
to do so. I just don't think I'm going to get to this in the immediate
future, so it would be a nice record to have on there.


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