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Re: watch file syntax

Ian Duggan wrote:
> When specifying the regexp to be used in a watch file, are backslashes
> supposed to be escaped? The New Maintainer's Guide says one thing, but
> the man page for uscan says another. Which is preferred/correct?

Install the uscan from unstable, and do not escape backslashes. The new
devscripts features a rewritten uscan, that also has a new, more
powerful and easier to use watch file format. And it doesn't have the
escaping problems the old uscan did.

see shy jo

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