CFT: BSD-licensed grep [Fwd: cvs commit: ports/textproc/bsdgrep Makefile distinfo]

Doug Barton dougb at
Sun Jun 15 07:19:08 UTC 2008

I use the following construct in portmaster, where pdb=/var/db/pkg, 
origin is set to the origin of a given port, and ro_opd is usually 
empty, but can be another origin directory or the same one. To 
guarantee that you should get some kind of results you can test with 

egrep -l "DEPORIGIN:($origin|$ro_opd)$" $pdb/*/+CONTENTS

Obviously this works in portmaster with the gnu grep, but if ro_opd is 
unset with the bsd grep I get:

egrep: empty (sub)expression

If I set ro_opd to something, it works.




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