Subject: Re: Recursive grep (where is limfree defined?)
To: Jeff Thieleke <email@example.com>
From: 51482) <firstname.lastname@example.org (Raymond A. Wiker>
Date: 01/24/1996 08:43:11
Jeff Thieleke writes:
> 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.
Interesting... What heuristic do you use to tell if a file is
binary? This is actually a bit harder than one might think...
Roland McGrath made a point earlier that, rather than using
a "recurse" option to grep, one should use a shell that allows
recursive glob patterns. That sounds sensible...