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RE: escape a string literal for use with regex?

> David Purton wrote:
> I need something automatic though. I have no control on what formail
> returns. It just returns the subject as a string. I need to be able to
> search for that string in the killfile just using literals and not
> caring about regex.

Can you not just use grep -F?  To use your example:

# subject kill file
SUBJECT=`formail -zxSubject:`
* ? grep -iF "$SUBJECT" $HOME/.mutt.killfile

using -F, grep would consider the subject string as a literal and not try
to use it as a regex.


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