Subject: Re: Suggestion: keep binary data out of /etc
To: maximum entropy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Tom Ivar Helbekkmo <email@example.com>
Date: 02/10/1999 07:57:03
maximum entropy <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Invert the meaning of the flag, if it's going to be added at all.
I tend to agree. I started this discussion by saying how I like to
grep for configuration data in /etc, and sometimes get lots and lots
of garbage output when there's a match in a .db file. If I can give
grep some flag that makes it not output the garbage, that would do it
Actually, instead of "spwd.db: binary file matches", it would be nice
to get a normal grep output line, but with the output limited to the
actual character string in the binary file that held the match.
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