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Stupid less (1) trick

Do you get tired of reading a man page, or even
perldoc, for cryin' out loud, and having to deal with the
POSIX regex engine instead of something more powerful and Perl-like? I
know I do. Every time I type /^[[:space:]]+something,
instead of /^\s+something, it just makes me sick. Something
ought to be done about this nonsense.

Well, after saying something like this to myself for the umpty-jillionth
time, I decided to look into it.

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