Subject: Re: i386 1.4Q hangs nonrandomly?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/28/2000 11:05:45
In message <20000128170408.94C8B1B2C@mabelode.imrryr.org>, "R. C. Dowdeswell" w
>$ grep -q foo /dev/zero
>grep: memory exhausted
>With -q grep should not have to store the whole line since it does not
>need to output it.
Fair enough; it only needs to store something somewhere between the length
of the pattern and 2* the length of the pattern, with a fixed pattern.
Still, I see why they did it, even though in this case I think it's crufty.