At 16:54 2002-07-29 -0400, fleet(_at_)teachout(_dot_)org did say:
Interesting - I'll try it. FWIW, your "echo "TO xyz.zoo" | egrep
'xyz*zoo'" does nothing from my (bash) command line. No complaints; but
No surprise - the regexp of "z*" is zero or more z characters - not "z and
whatever character". Unless invoked with options to change its behaviour,
grep only emits lines which MATCH. Guess what? That means the regexp
isn't finding a match in the provided string.
And, not to be argumentative; but when I invoke 'man egrep' I get the grep
man pages - with a note that egrep = grep -E (and fgrep = grep -F).
I'm guessing that it might come as a surprise to you that egrep and fgrep
are both typically _symlinks_ to the grep binary, or at least merely just a
copy of the same binary. There are many tools which operate in this
fashion - an identical binary which acts differently depending upon the
name it is invoked as.
The manpages for grep have what to do with procmail anyway?
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