Subject: Re: Repalcement for grep(1)
To: Jamie Howard <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/06/1999 16:20:38
Jamie Howard writes:
> > Perhaps this will help with -w?
> Yes, I received a patch from Simon Burge which implements this. It also
> beats using [^A-Za-z] and [A-Za-z$] as I was and GNU grep does. I am
> still having trouble with -x though. It turns out that even if I specify
> a commandline with a pattern of the form "^pattern$", it fails. If I
> specify "^pattern" it works. If I specify "pattern$" it does not. I
> have yet to find a case where my version will sucessfully match when a $
> is at the end. Has anyone encountered anything like this before?
If you are using double quotes, as you show here, the shell may be
attempting a variable substitution. Try single quotes.