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Re: grep 3.0-2 not stripping CRs on Windows




On Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:22:48, Ondřej Surý wrote:
# No amount of options makes the grep find the text in the file
$ ./grep-3.0-2.exe 'foo$’ crlf.txt
$ ./grep-3.0-2.exe -U 'foo$' crlf.txt
$ ./grep-3.0-2.exe -a 'foo$’ crlf.txt

Your commands are failing because you are not accounding for the carriage
returns. as was said, this change was intentionally done for the purpose of
making scripts MORE portable:

https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2017-02/msg00155.html

if you want to keep your grep command, you need to remove CR first:

   $ printf 'alpha\r\nbeta\r\n' > CRLF.txt
   $ tr -d '\r' < CRLF.txt | grep 'a$'
   alpha
   beta


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