Subject: Re: Recursive grep (where is limfree defined?)
To: 51482) <email@example.com (Raymond A. Wiker>
From: Don Lewis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/24/1996 14:31:33
On Jan 24, 8:43am, Raymond A. Wiker (51482) wrote:
} Subject: Re: Recursive grep (where is limfree defined?)
} 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...
But this will fail if the result of the glob is larger than the
maximum argument vector that you can pass across an exec(). Only
find/xargs and recursive grep can handle an unlimited number of files.