[conspire] Xubuntu 10.10 and xfce4-terminal
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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