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

Randall R Schulz wrote:
> Max,
> At 13:12 2003-02-02, Max Bowsher wrote:
>> Elfyn McBratney wrote:
>>>> Perhaps ... but I'm not running under bash and never have.  Did I
>>>> miss a documented restriction that the programs *only* run under
>>>> bash?
>>> It depends on the package. With something like grep you cannot (?)
>>> call a egrep from cmd.exe/ per se as it is a symbolic
>>> link to grep.exe (a windows shortcut) but you could call it from
>>> bash
>> Ah, but since it is created by setup, it is a system-cookie type
>> symlink, not a windows-shortcut type symlink.
> On my system both egrep and fgrep are old-style Cygwin-only symlinks.
> But some of the symlinks in my Cygwin bin directory are the new
> Windows shortcut-based symlinks.
> Perhaps this mixture occurs for me because my Cygwin installation
> predates the debut of the Windows-shortcut-based symlinks. Or could it
> be because some of the symlinks are created by post-install scripts
> and are new-style and others are created by the tar code embedded in
> the Cygwin Setup.exe installer and are the old kind?

The 2nd.

>>>> bash -c /bin/egrep
>>> within your batch scripts.
>> What about grep -E ? (Which is preferred anyway for maximum
>> portability.)
> (Oh?)

IIRC, POSIX dropped the requirement for egrep and fgrep. Libtool has been
converting egrep -> "grep -E" and fgrep -> "grep -F".


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