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bug#9226: 23.3; [rgrep]; (matches found) ?

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: bug#9226: 23.3; [rgrep]; (matches found) ?
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 17:02:17 +0200

On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 16:52, Dave Abrahams <address@hidden> wrote:
> on Wed Aug 10 2011, Juri Linkov <juri-AT-jurta.org> wrote:
>> So to never lie to the users and determine reliably
>> the status we could use the following logic:
>>   If status is 0 and the output is not empty:
>>     Grep finished (matches found)
>>   Otherwise:
>>     Grep exited with status %d
>> These changes completely remove the case of status 1 that displayed
>> "finished with no matches found", and also remove the word "abnormally"
>> from the message of remaining cases, because we can't reliably determine
>> the case of "no matches found" by checking status 123 of a command line
>> that contains "xargs".
> Sounds like an improvement to me.

Is it the status of the grep program that is shown, or? Maybe this
should be clarified?

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