Bug 217720 - "u" inside a sed substution does not work
"u" inside a sed substution does not work
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: sed (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Petr Machata
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Reported: 2006-11-29 11:00 EST by John Curcio
Modified: 2015-05-04 21:32 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2008-0202
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-04-09 12:10:30 EDT
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Fix for RHEL-4 (1.31 KB, patch)
2006-12-12 08:42 EST, Petr Machata
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Test case. (407 bytes, application/x-shellscript)
2006-12-12 08:42 EST, Petr Machata
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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2008:0202 normal SHIPPED_LIVE sed bug fix update 2008-07-23 17:55:49 EDT

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Description John Curcio 2006-11-29 11:00:10 EST
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Description of problem:
Executing => /bin/echo dsyn | /bin/sed -e 's/[a-z]/\u&/g' does not give proper results ... ie, it only results in a blank carriage return instead of having the imput characters translated to upper case

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
sed-4.1.2-4 & sed-4.1.2-5-EL4

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1./bin/echo dsyn | /bin/sed -e 's/[a-z]/\u&/g'

Actual Results:
Executing this command gives me no results ... just a blank carrage return.

Expected Results:
I should have the charcaters "dsyn" translated to upper case.

Additional info:
While not a bug that crashes our system, this does effect our production environment rather significantly and is rather time sensitive.
Comment 1 Petr Machata 2006-12-12 08:42:12 EST
Created attachment 143388 [details]
Fix for RHEL-4

This patch is backport from 4.1.3.
Comment 2 Petr Machata 2006-12-12 08:42:54 EST
Created attachment 143389 [details]
Test case.
Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2008-04-09 12:10:30 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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