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Re: --line-regexp option with null data
- From: Andrey Repin <anrdaemon at yandex dot ru>
- To: "John Hein" <3fbmqnhaz4 at snkmail dot com>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:30:47 +0300
- Subject: Re: --line-regexp option with null data
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Greetings, John Hein!
> cygwin grep is detecting the input as binary which seems to be
> overriding the 'match the whole line' behavior of --line-regexp. Get
> rid of --quiet to see that.
> That does seem like a bug in the cygwin implementation of grep to me.
Linux grep will do the same.
null byte = not a text.
Wrong encoding, not matching locale = not a text.
This is an upstream decision. It is arguable consistent… on Linux.
On Windows, of course, this is not the case.
> As a workaround for this simple example, you can add -a (aka --text)
> to force it to treat the input as text.
With best regards,
Friday, July 17, 2015 05:29:11
Sorry for my terrible english...