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randersoniii
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Problems with Anchors

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I am trying to write a perl pattern where the entire line matches. So, for the text "This is a test", I have tried "^This is a test$". While this seems to work in other programs (RegexBuddy), I get no matches if I type the following into the trial input:
This is a Test
This is a Test 2
This is a Test

I know this should be simple, but it's not clear what I am doing wrong. I have also tried an easypattern with similar results.
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$ doesn't work as expected because the library we use expects Unix end of lines.

Try

"^This is a test[\r\n]

Instead.
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Post by randersoniii »

OK, thanks...

This is one you should fix or write up in help. I lost a couple of hours assuming it was something I didn't understand.
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I think it is documented, but I will check.
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