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Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 01:13:36 +0400
From: "Dmitry V. Levin" <>
Subject: Re: GNU "fgrep -w" may miss matches


On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 10:31:34PM +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> There's a bug in GNU grep that causes "fgrep -w" to sometimes miss
> matches.  We've had a fix for this (by Pavel Kankovsky) in Owl for a
> year now.  Please see grep-2.5.1a-owl-fgrep-w.diff at:
> grep-2.5.1a-owl-fgrep-w.diff includes comments with problem description
> and a testcase demonstrating the problem.
> Is GNU grep being maintained upstream these days?

There is a
file updated 5 months ago; it says:

Stepan Kasal <...> maintains GNU grep since Feb 2004.
Tony Abou-Assaleh <...> maintains GNU grep since Oct 2007.

I'm not sure that this grep was packaged in distributions, though.


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