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grep-2.8 released [stable]

Item posted by Jim Meyering <meyering> on Fri 13 May 2011 08:39:43 PM UTC.

This is to announce grep-2.8.

grep is a tool to search for strings inside a file.

This release fixes three bugs.
See the NEWS below, or for a more complete summary of changes and
contributors, see:;a=shortlog;h=v2.8
or run this command from a git-cloned grep directory:
  git shortlog v2.7..v2.8

Here are the compressed sources:   (1.7MB)   (996KB)

Here are the GPG detached signatures[*]:

To reduce load on the main server, use a mirror listed at:

[*] You can use either of the above signature files to verify that
the corresponding file (without the .sig suffix) is intact.  First,
be sure to download both the .sig file and the corresponding tarball.
Then, run a command like this:

  gpg --verify grep-2.8.tar.gz.sig

If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
then run this command to import it:

  gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 000BEEEE

and rerun the `gpg --verify' command.

This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
  Autoconf 2.68.68-2105
  Automake 1.11a
  Gnulib v0.0-5275-gc6dc8f1


* Noteworthy changes in release 2.8 (2011-05-13) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  echo c|grep '[c]' would fail for any c in 0x80..0xff, and in many locales.
  E.g., printf '\xff\n'|grep "$(printf '[\xff]')" || echo FAIL
  would print FAIL rather than the required matching line.
  [bug introduced in grep-2.6]

  grep's interpretation of range expression is now more consistent with
  that of other tools.  [bug present since multi-byte character set
  support was introduced in 2.5.2, though the steps needed to reproduce
  it changed in grep-2.6]

  grep erroneously returned with exit status 1 on some memory allocation
  failure. [bug present since "the beginning"]

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