Subject: bin/32910: sed/find should align with grep (and its -E option).
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/23/2006 07:35:00
>Number:         32910
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       sed/find should align with grep (and its -E option).
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Feb 23 07:35:00 +0000 2006
>Release:        NetBSD 3.0
System: NetBSD 3.0 (MYKERN) #2: Fri Feb 17 13:12:07 AKST 2006 /usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/MYKERN i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
    in NetBSD, both "sed" and "grep" support an -E option.
    "find" should as well (as in FreeBSD).  furthermore,
    there should be an "efind" and "esed" that can be
    called without the "-E" option, as grep/egrep do.

    this should be done for consistency/streamlining
    purposes, in regards to usage on the command line
    as well as in shell code.  it's a little kludge
    of regular experession types in a related set
    of very important and very much used utilities.
	not applicable.
    from a FreeBSD bug report on the same subject,
    it appears the fix is simple - eg, a one-liner
    in sed which already supports the -E option.