Subject: Re: Suggestion: keep binary data out of /etc
To: None <>
From: Christoph Badura <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/10/1999 03:01:49
skippy@macro.Stanford.EDU (Bill Studenmund) writes:

>Just to reitterate: as I understand the proposal, you'll still be able to
>grep "binary" files (as well as "text" files). You'll still get a message
>when a match is found, I assume for each match. If it's a "text" file, you
>see the whole line, just like now. If it's a "binary" file, you get a
>match message.

Note, that a "match message" might not be good enough.  "grep foo /var/log/wtmp"
might match "foobar" and "foobaz" (amongst others).  You'd want to know what exactly was matched.

Christoph Badura

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