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Bug 60131 - Apropos broken; passes bad arguments to grep.
Apropos broken; passes bad arguments to grep.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-02-20 13:25 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-02-20 13:25:10 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2002-02-20 13:25:06 EST
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Description of problem:
apropos is broken in man-1.5j-2 (a rawhide package, but I believe it was also
broken in standard 7.2).  The problem is setting aproposgrepopt2='a' at the top
of the script--this grepopt needs to be empty because it is pasted before the
token we are searching for (eg, 'apropos man' will grep for 'aman' with this
option set as is.  the whatisgrepopt2 is fine--the '^' option gets pasted before
the token and we grep for '^man' which does what we want.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. apropos ncftp

Actual Results:  You get no results (unless you have a program called 'ancftp'
on your machine).

Expected Results:  Should have returned a list of all man pages with 'ncftp' in

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-02-25 08:14:04 EST
 Thanks, fixed in 1.5j-3

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