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Re: Bug in grep with -i

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: Re: Bug in grep with -i
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 16:56:26 +0100
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   thank you very much for the bug report.

On Tue, Feb 15, 2005 at 09:15:16AM -0500, Jon Tulk wrote:
>  grep -i "\WIL\W" 
> Expected behaviour is to find all lines containing "IL" (caseblind) as
> a word.  Actual result is to find all lines containing "IL" (caseblind)
> only where embedded in a word. 
>  grep -i "\wil\w" 

Yes, this is a problem with current code.  Unfortunately, it won't be
fixed in the next release 2.5.2.

But it'll be fixed later, in the 2.6 branch.

For now, the only workaround is probably:
   grep "\W[iI][lL]\W" 

        Stepan Kasal

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