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# 8  
Old 06-30-2011
Also, you can't wrap your regex in quotes, BASH won't accept it. Literal spaces seem to be okay to put in quotes.

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How about:

[[ "$name" =~ ^[A-Z][a-z]+" "[A-Z][a-z]+(-[A-Z][a-z]+)*$ ]] && echo asdf

Change the last * to ? if you only want it to match zero or one -Suffix things.
# 9  
Old 06-30-2011
So simple

Originally Posted by neutronscott
Don't need to back reference anyway right? Have you tried just removing all the "?:"


The only thing is that it won't allow is a hyphenated last name like

Michael Smith-Ball

I can live with that though.
# 10  
Old 06-30-2011
Originally Posted by woodson2
The only thing is that it won't allow is a hyphenated last name like
You don't need backreferences for that, just match zero or more -Suffix things like (-[A-Z][a-z]+)* Try my post above
This User Gave Thanks to Corona688 For This Post:
# 11  
Old 06-30-2011
Much appreciated

Originally Posted by Corona688
You don't need backreferences for that, just match zero or more -Suffix things like (-[A-Z][a-z]+)* Try my post above

Thanks, that did the trick.
# 12  
Old 07-01-2011
Thanks for all the help on this. Wanted to see if I could get one more piece of information from you.

In addition to what I'm using now I'd like to be able to enter capital letters after lowercase letters in the last name only while still maintaining the rule that the first letter of the surname has to be a capital.

Brian McGuffie for example is OK

Current code:


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