Pattern specification problem

Andrew Healey andrew at qimr.edu.au
Mon Oct 23 22:04:05 EST 1995

With both GCG 7.x on SunOS 4.1.3 and 8.x on Solaris, I can't specify
a range within the pattern specification.

e.g. Y{8,100} or Y{8,}   for pyrimidine tracts, returns only
runs 8 bases long. That is, the 2nd number after the comma within
the braces which specifies the range limit is ignored completely.
This was tested on a sequence where larger repeats were known to be
Also, if the pattern is specified on the commandline, the suggestion
of enclosing the comma within double quotes does not work either.
Does anyone have a fix for this?


Andrew Healey
email: andrew at qimr.edu.au  
The Bancroft Centre, Queensland Institute of Medical Research
300 Herston Road, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA 4029

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