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Re: grep: why doesn't ':alpha:' work

From: Matthew Woehlke
Subject: Re: grep: why doesn't ':alpha:' work
Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2007 11:22:21 -0600
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Tim Waugh wrote:
On Thu, 2007-01-04 at 10:41 -0600, Matthew Woehlke wrote:
echo foo | grep '[:alpha:]'

You mean this:

echo foo | grep '[[:alpha:]]'

I do? Hmm, so I do. That wasn't entirely obvious from reading the info doc, at least not when just glancing at it. Thanks.

(I feel stupid now :-)...)

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