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Re: -f doesn't work?

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: -f doesn't work?
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 22:02:04 -0600
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

John Pyrce wrote:
> Thanks for replying.  I finally found my problem:  I recently updated to
> the latest version of cygwin and probably changed the choice for new
> line encoding by mistake; you get prompted to choose between unix/dos
> style during installation and I didn't remember what I had chosen
> originally.  So apparently grep now viewed the existing pattern file
> provided with "-f" as a stream of bytes with no lines, and that never
> matched anything.  When I re-wrote the pattern file with a different
> line return encoding, patterns again matched.  Ah well.

Ah, well.  Thanks for letting us know how it turned out.  So seldom do
we hear how things conclude.  :-)


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