[hobbit] cont check regex problems

Kimberly McKinnis kmckinnis at tivo.com
Wed Aug 27 01:38:37 CEST 2008

Hmm. Hobbit seems to have not liked the digit range. 

Using assetID="[0-9abcdefABCDEF]{8}" is working. I'm not clear *why*
Hobbit didn't like my digit range when perl did, and I'm curious to
figure it out, but for now I'm happy that my check works. 



From: Kimberly McKinnis [mailto:kmckinnis at tivo.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 4:25 PM
To: hobbit at hswn.dk
Subject: [hobbit] cont check regex problems


I'm not clear what I'm doing wrong in my cont check in bb-hosts, and I
was hoping someone could help me out. My regular expression works fine
in perl: perl -e '$text = join "", <>; if ($text =~
/assetID="[0-9A-Fa-f]{8}"/) { print "OK\n"; } else { print "NotOK\n"; }'
< /tmp/vodbrowser.php


However, bb-hosts line fails on the regex check:
seachange-vod   # testip


It *is* a webpage I'm trying to match... so the page starts with:

<title>VOD Interface</title>
<body bgcolor=white>
<h3 align=center>Vod Interface</h3>



However, I really only care if the assetID is being displayed.  Any











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