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Re: Is this a bug in grep, or is it me...

On Fri, Oct 01, 1999 at 04:19:51PM +0000, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> This leaves me with the unresolved problem of distinguishing between the
> two package names.
> I just read through the grep manpage (again) looking for something that
> will enforce an exact match, when I realised that I can simply skip this
> step and do the selection in awk (which I was using before to peel off the
> section name from the grep output), so the right command is:

it seems to me that the word you are looking for (i.e. the package name)
will always be the first word on a line, so:

	grep "^PACKAGENAME " override.potato

will do the job, and is probably significantly faster than an awk


craig sanders

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