I set up a phrase to ignore a symbol in C code (.c file) with an underscore in it.

This works

.*SYMBOL_WITHUNDERSCORE.*

Basic, match case, regular expression

The entire line (the latter part of which contains the ignorable variance) works.

I tried it with a phrase with a space in it, and it doesn't work.

I tried it with a symbol without an underscore in it...and it doesn't work???



To put it bluntly, I want to ignore an entire line that is described classically as having *SYMBOL* in it. Or even more simply, SYMBOL is in the line somewhere.


There are no confusing issues here. I just want to ignore lines with that. Don't care if it's embedded inside another symbol, or abuts spaces, commas, tabs, anything. If that symbol is in that line, ignore the line.