Date: Sat, 08 Jun 2019 08:45:17 +0100
From: Ralph Corderoy <email@example.com>
| Bakul answered about the anchors.
Maybe it would be possible to look for a leading ^ in the user's
pattern (for other than -search), and if found, remove it, and
replace the ".*" that's inserted into the RE with "[ \t]*" ?
That would, I suspect, be more useful, and more in accordance with
what users might expect to happen. Certainly no-one who uses a
leading ^ is expecting it to attempt to match a literal '^'.