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Locations

Locations

GREP recognizes seven locations, though the interface tells you about only five (see Figure 6). The first three are used to get the equivalent of "search whole words":

GREP locations supported by the interface

Figure 6. GREP locations supported by the interface

\<

Beginning of word. Example: \<under finds all instances of under at the beginning of a word. All the location matchers can be combined with wildcards. For instance, to find all words that begin with under, use \<under\w+.

\>

End of word. stand/> finds any occurrence of stand at the end of a word. To match whole words that end in stand, use \w+stand\>. Note that since \w+ means "at least one character", the word stand is not found, which is correct if you want to search for words that end in it. Later we'll see how to include the whole-word stand as well.


  

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