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Re: RFC: invert-match with files-with-matches

From: Felipe Kellermann
Subject: Re: RFC: invert-match with files-with-matches
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 16:38:27 -0300 (BRT)
User-agent: Pine <http://www.washington.edu/pine/>

On Thu, 20 Jul 2006 4:29pm  -0300, Tony Abou-Assaleh wrote:

> The behaviour in the example below looks correct to me since passwd
> contains lines that don't match your expression. It sounds like you
> are proposing a new option to invert printing of file names.
> To date, the general policy (imposed by senior people on the list,
> whatever that means) was not to introduce new functionality to grep that
> can be accomplished using other standard *nix tools.

Not exactly.  Just extending the utilities of a flag (invert).  The 
combination of the flags, whese this combination could result in an 
ambiguous output, are generally described in the OUTPUT section.

There are descriptions of -l with -q, -n with -c, etc., for instance.

Felipe Kellerman

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