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Re: grep patch

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: grep patch
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 15:47:08 -0800 (PST)

> From: Stepan Koltsov <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 00:41:49 +0300
> > grep -h pattern | sed "s,^,$fn:,"
> It works bad when I use grep with options such as -C

I don't see why.

> > grep -r is used often enough that it's reasonable to have as an
> > option, both for convenience and performance.
> This options used often because grep has it.

No, you've got it backwards.  grep didn't have -r for many years, but
many ordinary users kept asking for it, so it got added to grep.  As
far as I know you are the only one who's ever asked for anything like

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