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Old 03-24-2017, 12:29 PM   #4
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Re: 42

David Soroko wrote: View Post
That actually would be ".*" - match anything any number of times, in regular expression speak.
That's true, and "any number of times" can also be "zero" in this case.

However, while an old standard, I don't think Regular Expressions would have been as well known or well used among computer nerds of Adams' era as the de-facto * and ? file matching patterns. Especially for nerds who were tinkerers rather than programmers.
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