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Re: Grep --directories option


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: Grep --directories option
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2003 14:11:37 -0400
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"Paul Eggert" <address@hidden> wrote:
> OK, how about this solution instead?
>
> * Have --directory='read' be the default,

On Solaris, directories can be read, but you'll get the raw binary
data.  If directories are included accidentally through wildcard
expansions, that may cause trouble.  But maybe -a already protects us
enough here?

> I still oppose the idea of having "the default depend on the OS".
> grep's behavior should be portable.

I agree.


paul




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