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Bye proprietary.

Posted 06-14-2015 at 04:08 PM by peonuser

Downloaded the latest openbsd 5.7 install floppy. There is now one less machine running Microsoft product.

Found an interesting quirk with grep. On Debian it is not a big deal, but with Arch it is. You need to add the -a argument on Arch Linix if you want to scrape a file of text and get results instead of just a match flag, Either way works with Debian Linux.

cat weather | grep "Updated"
cat weather | grep -a "Updated"
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    Is "weather" a binary or data file vs text file? The "-a" flag is to process such files as if they were text files. If it is already a text file you shouldn't need the "-a" flag.

    I wonder if you have grep aliased to "grep -a" on your Mint install and maybe that is why it works both ways there?
    Posted 06-16-2015 at 03:56 PM by MensaWater MensaWater is offline
    Updated 06-17-2015 at 03:20 PM by MensaWater
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    Not using mint, but you could be right aboput the alias. the data is just an old fashoined text file.
    Posted 07-04-2015 at 04:33 AM by peonuser peonuser is offline


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