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Old 12-18-2014, 12:27 PM   #1
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Escape sequence?

I have an AIDE policy file that specifies files with the wildcard '/root/\..*'

Basically the policy is trying to specify an action for all backup files at root (i.e. .bashrc)

Is the '\.' after root an escape sequence of some kind?

Thanks for any clarification.
Old 12-18-2014, 03:38 PM   #2
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idk about AIDE,
but a dot in regex means "any single character"
so it has to be escaped when referring to an actual dot


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