8.76. grep

Updated grep packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The grep utility searches through textual input for lines which contain a match to a specified pattern and then prints the matching lines. GNU grep utilities include grep, egrep and fgrep.

Bug Fix

Previously, the grep utility did not request processing of UTF-8 from the Perl-compatible regular expressions (PCRE) library if a UTF-8 locale was in effect. As a consequence, Unicode symbols were not correctly matched if a Perl regular expression (the "-P" option) was used with a UTF-8 locale. This update adds a request for UTF-8 processing to the PCRE library, and grep now correctly handles Unicode symbols in the described situation.
Users of grep are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.