An updated grep package that fixes one bug is 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.
- Previously, the grep utility was not able to handle the EPIPE error. If a SIGPIPE signal was blocked by the shell, grep kept continuously printing error messages. An upstream patch has been applied to address this problem, so that grep exits on the first EPIPE error and prints only one error message.
All users of grep are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug.