grep –ignore-case –only

This is a known bug on the initial 2.5.1, and has been fixed in early 2007 (Redhat 2.5.1-5) according to the bug reports. Unfortunately Apple is still using 2.5.1 even on Mac OS X 10.7.2.

You could get a newer version via Homebrew (3.0) or MacPorts (2.26) or fink (3.0-1).

Edit: Apparently it has been fixed on OS X 10.11 (or maybe earlier), even though the grep version reported is still 2.5.1.

Leave a Comment