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Re: [PATCH] grep: add --max-count command line option

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [PATCH] grep: add --max-count command line option
Date: Mon, 16 May 2022 22:53:59 -0700
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On 5/16/22 08:36, Junio C Hamano wrote:
"GNU grep has been doing so for the past 20 years and existing users
of the command expects '-m 0' to behave that way" is a good enough
reason, especially if '-m 0' is not the only possible way to say

Yes, I'm inclined in the same direction, now that I see more of the context. That is, GNU grep can continue what it's long been doing, with the only change being to the documentation so that we document -m-1 as meaning "unlimited". This minimizes possible disruption to existing scripts and satisfies the use case of having a way to turn off any previously-appearing -m option.

I installed the attached to the GNU grep master doc to do that. Hope this works for you.

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