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Re: grep patch

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: grep patch
Date: 18 Jan 2002 10:38:07 +0900

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:
> 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
> --fake-filename.

...but certainly not the only one who's _wanted_ it.

[One reason why it's nice to have a flag like that instead of using
sed on the output is that it can be easily applied to both normal
output and error messages, without forcing the wrapper to merge them
into a single stream.]


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