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bug#32093: 27.0.50; M-x grep appends /dev/null to command line


From: Michael Albinus
Subject: bug#32093: 27.0.50; M-x grep appends /dev/null to command line
Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2018 11:51:23 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

> I did not ask for /dev/null to be appended to the command line, and
> previous incantations didn't do it.  Obviously, not all grep-kind
> programs are happy about that change.

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grep-use-null-device is a variable defined in ‘grep.el’.
Its value is ‘auto-detect’

Documentation:
If t, append the value of ‘null-device’ to ‘grep’ commands.
This is done to ensure that the output of grep includes the filename of
any match in the case where only a single file is searched, and is not
necessary if the grep program used supports the ‘-H’ option.

In interactive usage, the actual value of this variable is set up
by ‘grep-compute-defaults’; to change the default value, use
Customize or call the function ‘grep-apply-setting’.

You can customize this variable.
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Best regards, Michael.





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