Subject: Re: Recursive grep
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 01/24/1996 09:10:28
> bubbles:1:22 [/opt/apple] % find . -type f -print | xargs egrep -l boot2
> xargs: Missing quote?: Users Guide

> It was stumbling across

> ./docs/MAE User's Guide

That's why my xargs ignores whitespace and quotes and breaks things at
newlines.  And, it has a -0 option that makes it break at nothing but
NULs, treating even newlines as regular characters, to go with my
find's -print0 option, which prints filenames with NUL terminators
rather than \n terminators.  (Yes, my xargs is not compatible with
standard (POSIX?) xargs, and isn't supposed to be - I want it to be
useful first and standard only to the extent that it doesn't conflict,
and in this case utility really does clash with the standard.)

					der Mouse