Subject: Re: Recursive grep (where is limfree defined?)
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jeff Thieleke <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/23/1996 15:57:48
> > ... and, it doesn't really solve the problem...  If you're searching a
> > file tree, do you want to blindly grep all files?  ("i've got an emacs
> > for you...")
> And before you quickly answer "sure, why not" to this question, I'd like to
> point out that grep is in the habit of *failing* (as in exiting) when it
> greps through huge binary files, if it fails to see a newline character every
> couple of megabytes...  (Frankly, I'd like to see that *fixed*, but until it
> is, something like

You might be interested in another part of the patch I posted.

GREP(1)                                                   GREP(1)
       -a     Don't search in binary files.

Perhaps you should read through the patch and actually try it out before 
making any knee jerk reactions.

Jeff Thieleke