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Old 01-10-2011, 02:22 PM   #1
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grep reg exp

My assingment:

Write a regular expression that would match lines of the following form:

City, ST 12345

City can be more than one word, and ST is always any two capital letters.

HINT: Since the city name can be almost anything but is always followed by a comma so it might be a good idea to start matching at the comma

This is what I have
grep "*[A]*[a-z],[A-Z]{2}[1-9]{5]"

My instructors feedback:
Excellent start however make sure you encompass your regex in one set of quotes to allow you to include spaces. Also, using {} will cause an error. You must either escape the brackets or use a perl flag.

I've added the quotes but how do I write a perl flag and or, escape the {} brackets. Thanks.
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