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Updated [test]: grep-3.0-2
- From: "Eric Blake (cygwin)" <eblake at redhat dot com>
- To: cygwin-announce at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:17:25 -0600
- Subject: Updated [test]: grep-3.0-2
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A new test release of grep, 3.0-2, has been uploaded and will soon reach
a mirror near you; leaving the current version at 3.0-1.
This build modifies the behavior of grep to no longer force text mode on
binary-mounted file descriptors. Since this includes pipelines by
default, this means that if you pipe text data through a pipeline (such
as the output of a windows program), you may need to insert a call to
d2u to sanitize your input before passing it to grep. The impact of the
options 'grep -u' and 'grep -U' is now limited to just text-mounted file
descriptors. These changes match what is being done in the experimental
sed-4.4-1 and gawk-4.1.4-3. Presumably, all three programs will be
promoted to current once we decide if the policy of behaving more like
Linux on carriage returns in a binary mount makes sense.
For more details on grep, see the documentation in /usr/share/doc/grep/.
GNU Grep searches one or more input files for lines containing a match
to a specified patter. By default, Grep outputs the matching lines.
The GNU implementation includes several useful extensions over POSIX.
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your
system. Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'grep'
in the 'Base' category (it should already be selected).
Note that downloads from cygwin.com aren't allowed due to bandwidth
limitations. This means that you will need to find a mirror which has
this update, please choose the one nearest to you:
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the appropriate place.
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