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[bug #14630] feature request: grep -p[separator]

From: anonymous
Subject: [bug #14630] feature request: grep -p[separator]
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 12:03:48 +0000
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                 Summary: feature request: grep -p[separator]
                 Project: grep
            Submitted by: None
            Submitted on: Sat 09/24/05 at 12:03
                Category: None
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: None
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open



I was shocked to find that GNU grep doesn't support the -p option available
on AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, and possibly other platforms.  With this option grep
displays the paragraph containing each matching line.  Paragraphs are
delimited by a separator, which follows the same formatting as a search
pattern.  The default separator is a blank line.

While using grep on other platforms, I've found this option to be quite
handy.  On my GNU/Linux laptop, I immediately reached for it like this:

# ifconfig | grep -p eth0

But it wasn't there.  Could this be added?


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