Re: match across line using grep

On 2010-08-03 19:37 +0800, Zhang Weiwu wrote:
On 2010???08???03??? 17:53, Andre Majorel wrote:
$ printf 'a\nb' | grep -zo a.*b

(The above should output something /if/ -z would make egrep
not consider \n as string terminator. But it has produced no

But grep -z does. This would seem to be an undocumented
limitation of -o.

No it doesn't.

$ printf 'a\nb' | grep -z 'a.*b'

You're welcome. What version of grep ?

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