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Re: Essential packages (Re: Debian on the Sharp Zaurus/SL-5xxx)

On Sun, Jun 16, 2002 at 11:52:49PM +0100, Darren Salt wrote:

> In grep 2.4.x, the binaries have all but one source file in common. The
> binary-specific files - {,e,f}grepmat.c - define a variable which is either
> null (=> "grep", effectively) or points to "egrep" or "fgrep"; at runtime,
> this string is used to determine which of -G, -E, or -F is the default.
> In grep 2.5.x, examination of src/Makefile.am shows that egrep and fgrep are
> shell scripts which exec, respectively, 'grep -E' and 'grep -F'. I'm not
> quite sure why they're generated by the makefile, though...

I would have expected them to go directly to shell scripts, rather than
having that switch variable setup.  Curious.

 - mdz

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