dhenderson at digital-pipe.com
Fri May 13 13:19:41 UTC 2011
On 05/13/2011 09:01 AM, David Henderson wrote:
> On 05/13/2011 08:45 AM, Ralf Friedl wrote:
>> David Henderson wrote:
>>> On 05/12/2011 05:11 PM, Ralf Friedl wrote:
>>>> David Henderson wrote:
>>>>> I'm not sure how much it would increase the size of BB, but I
>>>>> wouldn't think much since the 'ls' command already processes regex's.
>>>> Well, where exactly does 'ls' already processes regex's?
>>> Taken directly from the 'ls --help':
>>> -E PATTERN is an extended regexp
>> I don't find an option -E in busybox ls or in coreutils ls. But grep
>> has exactly that option:
>> $ ls --help 2>&1 | grep -- -E
>> $ grep --help 2>&1 | grep -- -E
>> -E PATTERN is an extended regexp
> Opps, it appears as though I was looking at the grep help (I was
> scanning through buffered output). lol It's too early in the morning
> - I retract my regex statement. :)
Actually, now that I think about it, since 'ls' is just a busybox
applet, doesn't that mean that the code base is shared? So in essence,
doesn't that mean that 'ls' has the capability to process regex's natively?
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