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Re: Setup 22.214.171.124, Package 'grep' 2.5-1, missing 'egrep.exe' and 'fgrep.exe'
- From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman at CraneSoftwrights dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 02 Feb 2003 15:46:20 -0500
- Subject: Re: Setup 126.96.36.199, Package 'grep' 2.5-1, missing 'egrep.exe' and 'fgrep.exe'
At 2003-02-02 15:25 -0500, Christopher Faylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I apologize for having taken your time with this to warrant such an
exclamation. I was citing my previous experience with Cygwin where I had
utilized an "exe" and created ".bat" files that pointed to it. After
installing the new version my batch files stopped working.
On Sun, Feb 02, 2003 at 03:05:07PM -0500, G. Ken Holman wrote:
>I used to use one of the Cygwin B packages where the egrep.exe utility was
Perhaps ... but I'm not running under bash and never have. Did I miss a
documented restriction that the programs *only* run under bash?
>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.
egrep and fgrep are symbolic links to grep.exe. Both work properly when
invoked from bash. I just checked.
Could there be a FAQ that says "where is the .exe I'm expecting?" ... when
not running in bash? I did a search on the FAQ TOC for .exe and didn't
I honestly tried to solve this without burdening the list with another
question, and was basing my question on my prior experience with the Cygwin
I now see the word "bugs" in the description that I had missed
earlier. Sorry for my oversight.
>p.s. http://cygwin.com/bugs.html points to http://cygwin.com/lists.html 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?"
The cygwin mailing list says that it is for "just about all things
cygwin" with "two exceptions".
Is grep, egrep, or fgrep listed as one of the two exceptions?
Again, I apologize that I have taken your time; I was quite sincere in my
attempts to help the project.
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