[conspire] Xubuntu 10.10 and xfce4-terminal

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Oct 15 11:46:44 PDT 2010

Quoting Roger Chrisman (roger at rogerchrisman.com):

> Meanwhile I installed agrep as an alternative grep tool. Agrep does
> case sensitivity as expected without any changes to "locale." I'll
> look into "locale" settings later.

I don't really know agrep, except what I just read from looking it up.

It appears that the original implementations, written by Udi Manber and
Sun Wu at U. of Arizona) was proprietary -- one of those 'gratis for
private and non-commercial use' licences universities other than UC
Berkeley and MIT started slapping on code they hoped to make money from,
starting in the '70s.  More recently, agrep was emulated / reimplemented 
as part of TRE, a BSD-licensed regular expressions library package
specialising in approximate ('fuzzy') matching.  You might want to check
which version you installed, Manber-Wu or TRE.

Personally, I would be loathe to do without standard fgrep / egrep /
grep, which on Linux systems are overwhelmingly all furnished by GNU's 
grep package.  They're highly standard, and in general do the Right

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