"character class ""bug"" 
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 "character class ""bug""

 Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 00:35:52 GMT

  Guess what, [.\n] doesn't catch all characters.  Try running this

  $test = "I am a test";

  # This fails on perl 4 & 5
  if ($test=~/[.\n]+/) {print "ok match\n";};

I don't see either of the litteral characters "." or "\n" in the test string.
The [] character class construct has "different" rules --- the only "special"
characters are "^" if used in the first position and "-" to specify a
range.  Look again at the pod for regular expressions (perlre).
maybe what you wanted is /(.|\n)+/ ???

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Fri, 27 Feb 1998 03:00:00 GMT  
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