What I really want is either regex support in JQL or the ability to filter the results from a query with a regex. However, I am fairly sure that doesn't exist and is unlikely to appear any time soon.
I am starting with a question to verify there isn't an acceptable solution before raising an enhancement request (I couldn't find one).
It seems more plausible at least in the short term that a partial solution could be made available through the JIRA CLI. As far as I can see, it is possible to use a query or a saved search (filter) but nothing more. I would find it useful if there were a way to filter the query results by comparing information in each issue against a regex. Ideally, I could specify searching the summary, description and/or comments (some might want fields but that's not a current requirement for me). This could be applied whenever a search is used.
As well as using this directly in the CLI, it would be possible to add a command to generate a new search that would give the same results by looking for the issue ids. That could be pasted into the JIRA web interface. That might be considered to be too hacky.
I realise this would perform poorly on large query result sets.
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