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

 
 

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bug #37916: grep is NOT find!

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Submitted on:  Thu 13 Dec 2012 03:39:46 PM UTC  
 
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: NoneStatus: Wont Fix
Privacy: PublicAssigned 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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