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Re: [bug-grep] Re: grep: -i option not working i cronjobs

From: Elliott Hughes
Subject: Re: [bug-grep] Re: grep: -i option not working i cronjobs
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 12:51:26 -0800

On Nov 14, 2004, at 12:29, Aharon Robbins wrote:
From: Elliott Hughes <address@hidden>
(reads GNU awk user's guide.) ah, i see. i didn't know about that. i'm
not sure i ever used GNU awk. i thought he meant support for Perl-like
"(?i)" in regular expressions.

Nope. I tend to doubt that perl-style RE's and regular old boring POSIX
style RE's should mix.  But maybe I'm just too conservative.

if i were benevolent dictator, all regular expressions would be Java's subset of Perl regular expressions (that is, no inline Perl). it sucks having to remember that -- in addition to shell globs -- there are at least three similar but different syntaxes (basic, extended, and Perl), all of which are in use by programs i come into daily contact with.

apart from --color, a desire to compile in support for -P is one of the reasons i first built grep from source.


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