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Re: find-grep and complicated patterns

From: Jari Aalto
Subject: Re: find-grep and complicated patterns
Date: 13 Dec 2006 08:32:47 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.4

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> > Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 03:35:07 +0100
> > From: Lennart Borgman <address@hidden>
> > 
> >    find . -name "*.el" -type f -print0 | xargs -0 -e grep -nH -e "aaa bbb"
> > 
> > where there is a space in the pattern? The above does NOT work! Is this 
> > platform dependent? (On w32 you may use Cygwin or Gnuwin32+cmd.exe here.)
> I suspect that this is a bug in the Windows port of xargs: when it
> invokes Grep, the quotes are already stripped, and it fails to quote
> them again.

cmdproxy may treat them differently. At least:

        dos> echo foo | something

is treated like

        "foo "

If there is no extra space before pipe(|) character:

        dos> echo foo|something

then it's treated like:



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