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Re^2: Confusing grep behavior

by dextius (Monk)
on Dec 04, 2007 at 23:33 UTC ( #654988=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Confusing grep behavior
in thread Confusing grep behavior

You are quite right.. I should rephrase my question... On Mac OS X, the comma isn't required, and has far different behavior. Anyone happen to know what that is?

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Re^3: Confusing grep behavior
by perrin (Chancellor) on Dec 04, 2007 at 23:52 UTC
    It's not a Mac thing. 5.8.5 on Linux allows it as well. I'm guessing it's a bug that was fixed in 5.8.7 or 5.8.8.
      Thanks, I wasn't aware of the bug, and was just confused since I wasn't getting a syntax error.
Re^3: Confusing grep behavior
by grep (Monsignor) on Dec 05, 2007 at 00:44 UTC

    No matter what OS you run it on the comma is still required, as noted by the POD and (quite noticeably) by the incorrect performance. The only difference(bug) is that it didn't throw an error. A crime is still a crime, whether you get caught or not :).

    One dead unjugged rabbit fish later...

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