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bug#26648: What's wrong w/this grep?

From: L. A. Walsh
Subject: bug#26648: What's wrong w/this grep?
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:45:14 -0700
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 /usr/bin/grep --color=auto -I -D skip -d skip -exclude-from=EX -P -r xrm
/usr/bin/grep: xrm: No such file or directory
 /usr/bin/grep --version
/usr/bin/grep (GNU grep) 2.21.31-adf9

How did 'xrm' become a file name?
It happened after I added the "-exclude-from=EX -P -r"
to an alias... but it happens when I use
the binary directly (i.e. no alias).

I was expecting 'xrm' to be a pattern that was searched
for in the files starting at the current directory.

"New" to me -- use of the -exclude-from option.
Of note: EX contains:

Ideas?  Doesn't seem like correct action...

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