Bug 179483 - yum disallows regular expression searches
yum disallows regular expression searches
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2006-01-31 14:09 EST by James Hunt
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:53 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-03-04 19:56:06 EST
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Description James Hunt 2006-01-31 14:09:47 EST
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Description of problem:
Yum does not allow regular expressions in "search" command.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum search "^php"


Actual Results:  No Matches found

Expected Results:  php

Additional info:
Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2006-03-04 19:56:06 EST
you're actually best off just typing in the word you're looking for if you're
doing a search w/o any globs or regexes.

if you're looking for a package name don't use search at all.

use yum list:

yum list php\*

that will get you the answers you want much better and faster.

but we won't be adding regexes there, either. Distinguishing b/t regexes and
file globs is too much for way too little benefit.

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