Do blacklists support regex?

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said :

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htgoebel (htgoebel) said :

Stil got no answer.

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Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

Most persons answering questions here are no developers, but just end users (maybe a bit more versed than others). This might be the reason that you did not get any answer so far on this question, which is about technical details of the program source.

If I look at the source lines that you referred to, it seems to me that indeed these are using regex matching.

See also the last comment in and the change log in

If you need more details, you have to contact the developers of that package.

Why is it important to know whether there is regex matching in use? Does the program do what you expect from it, or do you have problems with that program?

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htgoebel (htgoebel) said :

Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this question. The structure of launchpad is quite confusion for me.

Thanks for pointing me to the change-log. I now discovered that the current sample-config contains a hint about this,

Knowing if these are regexps of not is important to list the packages. Eg. does `myapp-plugin-.*` blacklist all plugins or do I have to list each plugin seperatly.

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htgoebel (htgoebel) said :

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.