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bug#37212: closed (Incorrect --exclude description with 'grep --help')

From: GNU bug Tracking System
Subject: bug#37212: closed (Incorrect --exclude description with 'grep --help')
Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 09:58:01 +0000

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regarding Incorrect --exclude description with 'grep --help'
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--- Begin Message --- Subject: Incorrect --exclude description with 'grep --help' Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 17:25:54 +0100 User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/60.8.0
'grep --help' incorrectly states that the --exclude option operates on
directories. Here's the suggested change to the help text:

-      --exclude=GLOB        skip files and directories matching GLOB
+      --exclude=GLOB        skip files matching GLOB

It might also be worthwhile changing 'that match' to 'matching' in these
2 options to give consistent phrasing across the 4 include/exclude
options, to make it a bit easier for the user to compare them:

-      --include=GLOB        search only files that match GLOB (a file
+      --include=GLOB        search only files matching GLOB (a file

-      --exclude-dir=GLOB    skip directories that match GLOB
+      --exclude-dir=GLOB    skip directories matching GLOB

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--- Begin Message --- Subject: Re: bug#37212: Incorrect --exclude description with 'grep --help' Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2020 01:57:15 -0800 User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:68.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/68.2.2
Thanks for the bug report. I installed the attached (slightly different) patch
to fix the bug and inconsistency.

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