Subject: Re: Repalcement for grep(1)
To: Jamie Howard <>
From: None <>
List: tech-userlevel
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.


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