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Re: grep-2.5.4-20090203 compilation issues

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: grep-2.5.4-20090203 compilation issues
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 10:48:32 +0000 (GMT)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (DEB 1167 2008-08-23)

On Mon, 9 Mar 2009, Brian Egge wrote:

I removed the three 'return' statements from search.c on lines 284, 289,
294.  To get the tests to pass, I changed 'echo -n' to printf.  FWIW,
Sun recommends printf in preference to echo - see

This applies in general: POSIX does not specify -n, and worse, leaves unspecified the behaviour of echo with respect to backslashes.

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