Today I was scanning through some XML files, trying to find examples of a particular feature. Unfortunately these files had inline image data (base64), so listing the lines would be insane, and searching in VI was proving problematic as well. So I checked out grep and it has a -o flag which is just supposed to show the snipit that matches the pattern. Great, lets try it:
% grep -i -o url * test1.xml: url Segmentation faultGrep crashed. Not a fluke either, was able to crash it on numerous tests. Oh for the good old days, before GNU decided they had to rewrite everything just so they could claim they wrote linux. BSD was so much more stable, or at least the features that it had, usually worked, because if they didn't, you could email the guy who wrote them and complain until he patched it to get you to shut up.