Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 43376
Search with * wrong!
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:33 EDT
Description of Problem:
In the latest version from rawhide, if one searches for a string with an *
character all previous characters are also searched...e.g. if you search
for XF* to find all oocurances of XFree86, all X's are also higlighted and
searched for! The search seems to be for string upto the * and also the
string upto the star minus the last character .e.g searching for vim* also
finds all vi's
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -q -a > out
2. vi out
What it used to do before.
Fixed in 6.0-7.13 (errata just released)
NO!!! vi searches with regular expressions. (use vi under Solaris, for
example). If you search with "/XF*", you are supposed to get all occurences of
X, XF, XFF, XFFF, etc. i.e. that * means "0 or more occurences of F". If you
want to search for all occurences of "XF and then some string of characters",
you should search for "XF.*".
I repeat, the behavior BEFORE this update was CORRECT.