Matt Kettler mkettler at evi-inc.com
Fri Dec 15 18:31:19 GMT 2006

Glenn Steen wrote:
> On 12/12/06, Matt Kettler <mkettler at evi-inc.com> wrote:

>> Disclaimer: I know regexes VERY well, but postfix not at all.
> Well, I'll comment on the postfix side then:-). ISTR I was the one
> helping Pete out last time:-).
> (snip)
>> Provided there's not some weirdness in postfix that forces regexes
>> to match full-text, you can simplify further to:
> No "weirdness" to talk about. Postfix supports both POSIX regexps and
> Perl compatible regexps ("man regexp_table pcre_table" shows the
> difference in the postfix config, "man [5|7] regex" or "man 7
> re_format" (or similar, depending on OS) documents POSIX REs, while
> the usual perl docs on REs document the pcre part).

Fair enough.. Like I said, I know nothing about postfix, so I was merely being

I've seen several tools with "regex" support that's really not quite normal.
Most of those are Windows platform tools, but I'd not be surprised to see some
*nix tools with home-grown versions of regex in an attempt to avoid some syntax
elements that the author deems too slow.

I didn't think postfix would do that, but not knowing anything about it....

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