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[bug #42501] Add -E option for FreeBSD/Mac OSX compatibility

From: anonymous
Subject: [bug #42501] Add -E option for FreeBSD/Mac OSX compatibility
Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:32:15 +0000
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                 Summary: Add -E option for FreeBSD/Mac OSX compatibility
                 Project: findutils
            Submitted by: None
            Submitted on: Tue 03 Jun 2014 06:32:14 PM UTC
                Category: find
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: None
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
         Originator Name: Chris Bojarski
        Originator Email: address@hidden
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: None
           Fixed Release: None



I was working on a script recently that required cross-platform regular
expression filtering. On Linux, the -regextype posix-egrep works like a charm,
but this option is not cross-platform. On FreeBSD
<http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=find> and Mac OSX
there is a -E option that looks equivalent to -regextype posix-egrep. I was
hoping it might be possible to add a -E option that aliases to -regextype
posix-egrep so that the same functionality can be used across different


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