Subject: Re: Suggestion: keep binary data out of /etc
To: Christoph Badura <>
From: Bill Studenmund <skippy@macro.Stanford.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 02/10/1999 10:59:18
On Wed, 10 Feb 1999, Christoph Badura wrote:

> 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.

But the thing is that "foo" is the only thing which matched. :-)

Take care,