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Re: Documentation for total beginners



On Wed, Apr 25, 2001 at 03:08:45PM -0500, will trillich wrote:
> in /usr/share/vim/vim56/filetype.vim i found the line
> au BufNewFile,BufReadsnd.\d\+,.letter,.letter.\d\+,.followup,.article,.article.\d\+,pico.\d\+,mutt-*-\d\+,ae\d\+.txt set ft=mail
>
> the part that works for new mutt email is
>
>       mutt-*-\d\+
>
> but we need to add a pattern to match filenames like
>
>       /tmp/muttlEoKra
>       /tmp/muttDSveKd
>
> what's the syntax for these vim patterns? (-*- looks like glob,
> but then we have \d for digit (i presume) and \+ for... well, i
> don't know.)

Looks like a bastard child of regexes and shell globs.  I suspect that you
could probably match both styles of mutt filename in a single expression with
something along the lines of

mutt-\?*-\?\d\+

but it would probably be easier to just add a new pattern of

mutt\d\+


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