Subject: Re: Suggestion: keep binary data out of /etc
To: Matthew ALDOUS <>
From: Bill Studenmund <skippy@macro.Stanford.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 02/10/1999 13:53:09
On Thu, 11 Feb 1999, Matthew ALDOUS wrote:

> what's wrong with :    grep foo `file /etc/* | grep text | cut -f1 -d":"`    ?
> or am i alone in leftfield?

Well, that's fine as it is, but it's rather cumbersome. :-) I really don't
envision typing all that each time I want to do a grep.

The thought here was to make the stock grep behave a little more nicely.

Take care,