Subject: Re: Recursive grep (where is limfree defined?)
To: None <Chris_G_Demetriou@niagara.nectar.cs.cmu.edu>
From: Randy Terbush <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/23/1996 21:08:30
> > > the find ... | xargs ... is:
> > ...
> > > (2) is portable to any POSIX system,
> > How many different systems are we concerned with? I can only think of
> > 1... :)
> uh, I, for one, work with ... at least 5 different UNIX variants on a
> regular basis, some of which i have source code for, some of which i
> don't. Adding a feature to 'grep' on one of them won't help me on any
> of the others, and i won't use it...
That's the bottom line.
You *can't* use it in portable shell code. . .Who needs it?