Commit 3bc04ecc authored by Francesco Potortì's avatar Francesco Potortì

Specify that the separator character can be different from a slash.

Clarify that the @regexfile contains the arguments to a --regex= option.
parent 2c06ea53
......@@ -176,13 +176,20 @@ at once, rather than line by line, and the matching sequence can match
multiple lines; and \fIs\fP, which implies \fIm\fP and means that the
dot character in \fItagregexp\fP matches the newline char as well.
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cthe optional \fB{\fP\fIlanguage\fP\fB}\fP means that the tag should be
The separator, which is \fB/\fP in the examples, can be any character
different from space, tab, braces and \fB@\fP. If the separator
character is needed inside the regular expression, it must be quoted
by preceding it with \fB\\\fP.
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The optional \fB{\fP\fIlanguage\fP\fB}\fP prefix means that the tag
should be
created only for files of language \fIlanguage\fP, and ignored
otherwise. This is particularly useful when storing many predefined
regexps in a file.
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In its second form, \fIregexfile\fP is the name of a file containing
regexps, one per line. Lines beginning with a space or tab are assumed
In its second form, \fIregexfile\fP is the name of a file that contains
a number of arguments to the \fI\-\-regex\=\fP option,
one per line. Lines beginning with a space or tab are assumed
to be comments, and ignored.
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