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Setup, Package 'grep' 2.5-1, missing 'egrep.exe' and 'fgrep.exe'

Hi folks,

I used to use one of the Cygwin B packages where the egrep.exe utility was included.

I'm on an XP system and I downloaded replacement packages yesterday and ensured that I included the "grep" package.

I went to use "egrep.exe" and found it wasn't installed. I did find an egrep.1 but it just points to grep.

I reviewed my installation and found "Keep" for grep package 2.5-1 (indicating to me the package has been installed), and see egrep listed in the package description. I also see fgrep listed, though I'm not interested in using it.

Neither egrep.exe nor fgrep.exe exist in my bin/ directory, as I would have expected. Did this fall through the cracks?

In the short term I can copy grep.exe to egrep.exe because my existing batch files rely on it by name, so I just thought I'd report this in case either:

(1) the files get added or

(2) the package description removes references to the files not included.

I hope this helps.

................... Ken

p.s. points to and says where *not* to send bugs, but not where bugs should be sent for problems like this ... I would have thought that would be a FAQ: "which bugs (by example) go to which mail lists?"

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