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In image-dired I use M-x image-dired-mark-tagged-files to mark files containing a tag using regexp. e.g. jan. The problem is that jane is marked as well.

What regex do I need to mark jan but not jane?

Input:

/foo/IMG_2022.JPG;jan
/foo/IMG_2023.JPG;jane

While jan\$ works in regexp-builder, it returns 0 results if used in M-x image-dired-mark-tagged-files

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Try jan\b (in Lisp code, that's jan\\b).

That says to match jan when the n is on a word boundary.

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  • Any ideas to match the tag bar but not not the tag foo bar? Tried \^bar. Will gladly open another question.
    – jjk
    May 3, 2022 at 6:05
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    One question per post, please. But you have to decide what exactly you want to exclude from matching before bar, and create a regexp that specifies that.
    – Drew
    May 3, 2022 at 15:09

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