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Re: Possible Bug (never know)

At 04:56 PM 11/21/2000, wrote:

>Win 95
>Compaq Deskpro: a company machine
>Latest cygwin (Install Now on: Nov 16, 2000)
>Noticing the following things, don't know if they
>are problems (other than with me).
>[1] Under the Bash shell:
>         grep '\(' <file>  fails with a "grep: Unmatched ( or \("
>     In a script: grep '\(' does not fail

I get the same failure using bash or ash, in or out of scripts.  I'm
running the latest of bash/ash and the snapshot version of cygwin (11/20).
Essentially, the error is "grep: Unmatched ( or \(".  Removing the quotes
solves the problem.  Is this really a Cygwin issue?

>[2] In cygwin-B20 and in the current version, 'pushd', 'popd'
>     work in a Bash shell but not in a script.

No problem here.

>[3] (If I remember) cygwin-B20 was case sensitive (ABC /= abc).
>     In the latest version cygwin is case insensitive (ABC == abc).
>     Any way of making this thing sensitive?

You'll have to clarify what you mean by this.  Are you talking about bash,
ash, cygwin, file names?  Its impossible to respond to this query without
know what "ABC" and "abc" stand for and where you see this problem.

If you want to try a snapshot for yourself, you can verify that the 
upcoming release will address your other problems.  Check out the Cygwin
web page for directions to snapshots if you do want to try this.

Larry Hall                    
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