buggrep - Bugs: bug #37916, grep is NOT find!


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bug #37916: grep is NOT find!

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Thu 13 Dec 2012 03:39:46 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Wont Fix
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed

Thu 13 Dec 2012 05:32:10 PM UTC, comment #1:

If 'find' had worked well, we probably wouldn't have added -r to 'grep'.

Paul Eggert <eggert>
Project Member
Thu 13 Dec 2012 03:39:46 PM UTC, original submission:

I just came across the GNU grep options to find files (--include, etc.). That is a terrible idea. "Do one thing and do it well" is the UNIX philosophy. "find" is for finding files, grep is for searching for text within files. Please think about the philosophy before adding more totally inappropriate options.



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