Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 178787
Search in binary files may report false negatives
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:21 EST
Description of problem:
(less /usr/share/emacs/21.4/lisp/man.elc), search for "dumb" - no matches
are found, although the string is contained in the file, as verified by
grep or strings.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Upstream claims this bug has been fixed since less-376, what's apparently not
true. I send email to Mark Nudelman about this.
look for bug #179
Mark replied this is actually caused by the bug #174 which is still open. less
cometimes fails to find strings to which '\0' is preceded.
Fixed in less-394-3.