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[bug #28329] egrep/fgrep should accept respectively -E/-F

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: [bug #28329] egrep/fgrep should accept respectively -E/-F
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 10:51:01 +0000
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Update of bug #28329 (project grep):

                  Status:                    None => Fixed                  
             Open/Closed:                    Open => Closed                 


Follow-up Comment #4:

I still think setting -E in GREP_OPTIONS is a bad idea.  You said

> I would spend time figuring out a RE at the command prompt only to have it
break when I included it in a script

But then you're making everybody else spend time figure out why your scripts
break for them.  Include the alias in your scripts too.

Nevertheless, grep 2.6 will support -E in egrep and -F in fgrep.

Thank you for the bug report. This bug has been fixed in the
development sources, which can be downloaded using git from


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