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bug#27813: grep bug

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#27813: grep bug
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:58:39 -0700
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Micah wrote:
File X contains a line with:



case 1: 'grep -Ew -e "#else" X' returns "0":

case 2: 'grep -E -e "\<#else\>" X' returns "1":

Although grep is operating as documented here, the documentation could be better. I installed the attached patch to try to clear things up. Thanks for reporting the problem.

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