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Re: Bug#440342: "grep -w" implies "-o"

From: Tony Abou-Assaleh
Subject: Re: Bug#440342: "grep -w" implies "-o"
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 01:19:01 -0300 (ADT)

I am unable to confirm this bug. GNU grep 2.5.3 from ftp.gnu.org and from
Savannah CVS works fine with -w in that it does not imply -o. I tested
this on Mac OS X and Debian under different locales.

If you can reproduce this bug with the CVS or the release version, let me



Tony Abou-Assaleh
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Web site: http://tony.abou-assaleh.net
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On Fri, 31 Aug 2007, Justin Pryzby wrote:

> tag 440342 upstream confirmed
> forwarded 440342 address@hidden
> thanks
> This regression was reported for the new grep upload.
> On Fri, Aug 31, 2007 at 10:43:26AM -0700, Norbert Kiesel wrote:
> > Package: grep
> > Version: 2.5.3~dfsg-1
> > Severity: important
> >
> > There is a regression in this grep: a "cat /proc/stat | grep -w cpu"
> > only shows the word "cpu" and not the whole line containing that word
> > (i.e. it behaves as if I had run "cat /proc/stat | grep -wo cpu").  That
> > makes "-w" pretty useless. grep-2.5.1.ds2-6 from Debian stable does not
> > have this bug.

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