strange behavior of egerp on rh 7.1 and 7.2 have been getting my
attention for some times but this is very strange.
I have a file that at the end has some garbage meaning
strange non-printable characters. so I do this:
egrep '^[a-z|A-Z|0-9]' d1 > junk
junk now has the garbage also.
egrep on rh 7.1 and 7.2 is at 2.4.2
i.e. egrep --version
I do not have access to rh 7.3
I can NOT reproduce this on these following combinations:
rh 6.2 whose egrep is 2.4
GNU egrep compiled on some AIX 4.3.3 system
whose version is 2.1