For quite some time now, I've been getting peeved with egrep not doing what it
I have Squeese installed and up-to-date. In an xterm running bash or on a
console running bash or dash, this command:
ls -C1 | egrep "^[A-Z]"
returns all lines except those beginning with 'a'. Even the following commands
exhibit similar behavior:
alias|sed -e 's/^a/b/'|egrep "^[A-Z]" # passes sed's output untouched
alias|sed -e 's/^a/A/'|egrep "^[A-Z]" # passes sed's output untouched
These commands behave the same way on another Squeeze installation at another
location. Also, 'grep -E' behaves the same way.
The commands behave as expected on a different GNU/Linux system.
Does anyone else see this behavior? Or do I need to clean my pipe and smoke