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       check-regexp -  test regular expressions from the command line


       check-regexp regular expression string1 string2 ...


       check-regexp (GNU Source-highlight)

       You  simply  pass  as  the  first  command  line  argument  the regular
       expression and then the strings you want to try to match.
       It is crucial, in order to avoid shell substitutions, to  enclose  both
       the expression and the strings in single quotes.

       The  program then prints some information about the possibly successful
       In the output the what[0] part represents  the  whole  match,  and  the
       what[i] part represents the i-th marked subexpression that matched.

       The program also prints possible prefix and suffix.


       This  program  follows  the  usual  GNU  command line syntax, with long
       options starting with two  dashes  (‘-’).   A  summary  of  options  is
       included below.

       -h, --help
              Print help and exit

       -V, --version
              Print version and exit


       check-regexp  was  written  by Lorenzo Bettini <>.
       This man page was written by Cesare Tirabassi <>.